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Plato's Meno - Plato

Plato's Meno

By: Plato, R. S. Bluck (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th February 2011
ISBN: 9780521172288
Number Of Pages: 473

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This 1961 edition of Plato's Meno was originally edited by R. S. Bluck, Senior Lecturer in Greek at the University of Manchester. Its value lies in the incredibly extensive preliminary chapters provided by Bluck, designed to truly enhance the reader's engagement with this ancient text. In almost 150 pages of introductory chapters, Bluck reviews the argument of the Meno, its relation to wider philosophical and dialogues (written both before and after Plato), and summarises Plato's use of the hypothetical method in the Meno, the Phaedo and the Republic. He also provides a detailed synopsis of Plato's Meno before presenting the full Greek text, accompanied by a wide-ranging and incredibly accessible commentary. Finally, Bluck presents the reader with indices in both English and Greek, ensuring that this volume remains an endlessly rewarding reference and research work.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Argument of the Menop. 1
Definitions of Virtuep. 4
The Theory of Recollectionp. 8
The Hypothesis that Virtue is Knowledgep. 17
The Absence of Teachers of Virtue and its Bearing on the Conclusionp. 19
The Arguments for the Absence of Teachers of Virtuep. 25
True Opinion, Knowledge, and Divine Dispensationp. 30
The Unity of the Dialoguep. 43
'Recollection' in other dialoguesp. 47
Transmigration and 'Recollection' before Platop. 61
The Hypothetical Methodp. 75
The Meno and Greek Geometrical Analysisp. 76
Hypothetical Method in the Menop. 85
Hypothetical Method in the Phaedo and the Republicp. 94
Later Dialogues: Conclusionp. 104
The Date of the Menop. 108
The Setting and the Charactersp. 120
The Evidence for the Textp. 129
Textp. 149
Commentaryp. 197
Appendix: The Geometrical Problem at 86e sq.p. 441
Select Bibliographyp. 462
Englishp. 467
Greekp. 471
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ISBN: 9780521172288
ISBN-10: 0521172284
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 473
Published: 17th February 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.2  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.63