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To convince Meno of the importance of crafting accurate definitions, Socrates uses “shape” to symbolize the difference between a concept and a manifestation of that concept. When he asks Meno to define virtue, Meno references…

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The Squares

The squares that Socrates draws in the dirt during his discussion of geometry with Meno’s slave slowly come to represent his conception of the educational process. To show Meno that it’s possible to make intellectual…

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