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Topics of conversation Menon Menon Intro- Menons Question can virtue be taught- Or boes it come by practice teaching Birth neither teaching nor practice or some other way -Socrates reaction to Menons question- Socrates must add brains to list of qualities for which people from Thessdy are known as being good horsemen -Having full purses -Menon must think Socrates is inspired -If Menon were to ask this question of any ordinary Athenian the Athenians would say hedoes not know what virtue is and he could not answer the question -Socrates is like the ordinary Athenians because he does not know what is virtue and never met anyone who did known Menons first definition of virtue Virtue is many and different for a man manage public business help friendshurt enemies Steer clear of mischief a woman manage house keep stores safe obey husband a child boygirl the old slave and free every state condition of life Socrates critism -Socrates had asked Menon for the one virtue that was the same in all individual acts of virtue -the virtue that makes all indivual virtues the same -Instead of giving him this Menon gave him many virtues that make indiviual virtues different Menons second defention of Virtue Virtue is-to be able to rule men or to rule justly because justice is virtue Socrates critism-Virtue is not the ability to rule men because Menon claims that slaveschildren have virtue and that slave
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