In part five, socrates and Meno finished discussing ending up in Meno thinking that virtue can be taught, Socrates thinks that virtue cannot be taught because nobody is qualified to teach it.
Socrates states that virtue cannot be taught and therefore you are born with it and it is developed by your own. During part 5 they still talk about topics of part 1 to 4 and talk about Anytus, they talk about knowledge vs belief, meno thinks how a person comes to be good in the world and I find that interesting because indeed since we are born we are taught what is good and bad but it can change depending in your beliefs and family, so what actually is good.
3 thoughts on “Plato’s Meno part 5”
nice blog. Maybe try adding some quotations to support your writing 🙂
I like how you went very in depth with explaining why virtue cannot be taught. However, next time you should remember to include a quote from the text that supports your argument.
Josefa, I liked the way you explained the part from the book. You did a really good job!