Jacob Klein's A Commentary on Plato's Meno PDF

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By Jacob Klein

ISBN-10: 0226439593

ISBN-13: 9780226439594

The Meno, essentially the most largely learn of the Platonic dialogues, is obvious afresh during this unique interpretation that explores the discussion as a theatrical presentation. simply as Socrates's listeners might have puzzled and tested their very own pondering in keeping with the presentation, so, Klein exhibits, should still smooth readers get entangled within the drama of the discussion. Klein deals a line-by-line statement at the textual content of the Meno itself that animates the characters and dialog and punctiliously probes each one major flip of the argument."A significant addition to the literature at the Meno and helpful interpreting for each scholar of the dialogue."—Alexander Seasonske, Philosophical Review"There exists no different statement on Meno that's so thorough, sound, and enlightening."—ChoiceJacob Klein (1899-1978) was once a pupil of Martin Heidegger and a instruct at St. John's collage from 1937 till his demise. His different works comprise Plato's Trilogy: Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman, additionally released through the college of Chicago Press.

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255 e 3 - 7 ; 256 a 7 - 9 . 70. Soph. 259 a 5 ff. (as well as with the "doctrines" of i,71 Empedocles, and Heracleitus) and to fall to the ground, Theodorus, the friend of Pro(161 b 8, 162 a 4, 168 c 3, e 7, 171 c 8, 183 b 7, cf. ), is stirred up (161 a 5 - 6 ) . B u t in spite of Socrates' prodding he is not willing to join the contest, wants to remain a spectator ( . . olfxai bfias ireiaeiv ky* . . ) and refers Socrates back to Theaetetus. ), to come to the latter's defense. And for the third time Theodorus refuses.

T h e Theaetetus cannot be considered apart from the Sophist and the Statesman. Unquestionably, these three dialogues form a unity. T h e Sophist "continues" the Theaetetus and the Statesman "continues" the Sophist. T h e links these dialogues are not external or superficial. 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.

For example, Phaedo 93 b 8 - c 2 ) , or irovqpla. , for example, Theaet. 176 b 4 - 5 and Soph. 228 b 8 - 9 ) ; cf. also Apol. 39 a - b. Ilavovpyla has a somewhat different status (cf. below p. 89 and p. 188, note 6 0 ) . ent in Meno's real or feigned surprise at Socrates' profession of ignorance in the matter of human excellence. Meno's statement is meant to represent, if we remember what was said before, not only Meno's but also Gorgias' view. 3 5 I t does not show much of Gorgias' eloquence 8 ® except for the studied facility with which it is uttered.

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