By Jacob Klein
The Meno, essentially the most commonly 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 may have wondered and tested their very own pondering in accordance with the presentation, so, Klein indicates, should still sleek readers get entangled within the drama of the discussion. Klein deals a line-by-line remark at the textual content of the Meno itself that animates the characters and dialog and thoroughly probes each one major flip of the argument."A significant addition to the literature at the Meno and precious analyzing for each scholar of the dialogue."—Alexander Seasonske, Philosophical Review"There exists no different observation on Meno that is so thorough, sound, and enlightening."—ChoiceJacob Klein (1899-1978) used to be a pupil of Martin Heidegger and a instruct at St. John's university from 1937 till his loss of life. His different works contain Plato's Trilogy: Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman, additionally released by way of the collage of Chicago Press.
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T h e suddenness of the question heightens its comical character. Nothing appears to precede it. Meno, on a visit in Athens, had met Socrates the day before, as we learn later (76 e ) , but the question he is asking now does not seem to have any relation to what may have been discussed then. All we hear about that previous encounter is that it gave Meno the opportunity to announce that his stay in Athens could be only one of short duration. ) 2. On its own merits, the question is not one to be lightly dismissed.
The technical use of the word "eZSos" in mathematics continues, hardly touched by the Platonic-Aristotelian tradition, later on, for example, in Euclid, Elements V I , 19, Porism; 2 5 ; Data, Def. , in Apollonius I, 1 2 - 1 4 ; 21 (cf. Def. 1 1 ) , in Nicomachus, in Diophantus, Arithmetica, ed. Tannery, p. 14, 25—27 and passim. With reference to the colloquial use of the word, it is curious to observe Taylor's emphatic rejection (op. , p. " In support of this rejection Taylor quotes (pp. ) Aristotle's explanation of Iliad X , 316 (Poetics 1461 a 12—14) and Plato's Protagoras (352 a ) , where, in the main, facial "looks" are opposed to the "looks" of the entire body.
67 T h e tion of the Theaetetus, in particular, seems directly on the central piece of the trilogy, the Sophist. " is dealt with 66. Is not a tion as it is one film™)? (Cf. Soph. ) 67. Ed. Munk, Die naturliche Ordnung der p. 423 f y a y s rather convincingly: "If an author has 6 dn a\Verk in^mehreren 1 z u s a m ^ 27 thematically not in the Theaetetus but in the Sophist. the two "beginnings" (apxaL) that come to the fore in Sophist, T h e Same (ravrbv) and T h e Other . (Oarepov), their shadow, as it were, on the entire structure of But the cast the Theaetetus.