PHIL 1301 Meno Discussion

 

PHIL 1301 Meno Discussion

At the end of the Meno (around 100b) Socrates says that if Meno can convince Anytus of the things they have concluded in the dialogue he will provide a benefit to the Athenians. Given the background of the Apology what do you think Socrates means by this. What is the overall topic of the Meno? and how is it relevant to the Athenians or to us for that matter?

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SMART ANSWER

Hi Class,

When Socrates speaks to Meno if he could convince Anytus to benefit to the Athenians I believe he means that by convincing a man like Anytus….