By Jacob Klein
The Meno, essentially the most broadly learn of the Platonic dialogues, is noticeable afresh during this unique interpretation that explores the discussion as a theatrical presentation. simply as Socrates's listeners might have puzzled and tested their very own pondering in accordance with the presentation, so, Klein exhibits, may still sleek readers get involved within the drama of the discussion. Klein bargains a line-by-line observation at the textual content of the Meno itself that animates the characters and dialog and punctiliously probes each one major flip of the argument.
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And makes him assert something which in fact— a n d again in conformity with his own doctrine—is decisively, a n d comically, reversed by what happens to T h e o d o r u s in the dialogue. T h u s is the mimetic self-refutation of Protagoras accomplished. B u t this consistent inconsistency characterizes not only Protagoras (or Heracleitus) b u t also our faculty of sensing, our aisthesis, as Socrates implied at the very beginning (152 a ) , immediately after T h e a e t e t u s h a d submitted his first tentative definition of knowledge for a common consideration.
61. 215 d 3-6. 811 c - e . 143 a. Rep. X, 595 b 6 f. Apol. 23 a 7. It is this assertion of his ignorance which charms, annoys, and captivates everyone he approaches. Could Plato, the writer, then, ever assume the role of a "knower"? 6 2 Could a Platonic dialogue, the genuine "image" of a Socratic conversation, destroy the integrity of Socrates' wisdom? It is true, neither those with whom he converses nor we, the witnesses of these discussions, are quite prepared to take Socrates' assertion of his ignorance at its face value.
Frs. , fr. ) T h e Platonic dialogues themselves raise this question persistently, notably in connection with Protagoras (cf. especially Protag. 323 d 6 - 7 ) ; see also, in particular, Phaedr. 269 d 4—6 and Meno 85 b - d ; furthermore, Xenophon, Memorab. Ill, 9, 1 - 3 , and finally Aristotle, Nic. Eth. I, 9, 1099 b 9 - 1 1 ; II, 1, 1103 a 2 3 - 2 6 ; X , 9, 1179 b 20-31, and Polit. V I I , 13, 1332 a 38-40. (Cf. Thompson, pp. 5 7 - 5 8 ; P. , Επιστήμη," in Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, Vol.
A Commentary on Plato's Meno by Jacob Klein