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Meno is written as a dialogue between Socrates and Meno. What is virtue? Is it a trait that can be taught? Is there some virtue that can be possessed by all human beings? Is it different between genders? Plato ponders.
Written as a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus, the subject within Phaedrus (370B.C.) appears to be that of love - love in its proper form as well as love erotic. Widely considered to be one of Plato's greatest works. Profoundly Plato.
Set in dialogue form, the main players in this work are a young Socrates and an elderly sophist, Protagoras. Unusual to Plato's works, Protagoras also employs a cast of many others in the dialogue. In it, Plato once again explores the concept of virtue and whether or not it can be taught. Is virtue actually knowledge? And if so, can knowledge not be taught and thus also virtue?
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