David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (2001)
In this radical new interpretation of Plato's Meno, Roslyn Weiss exposes the farcical nature of the slave-boy-demonstration and challenges the widely held assumption that the Meno introduces "Platonic" metaphysical and epistemological innovations into an otherwise "Socratic" dialogue. She shows that the Meno is intended as a defense not of all inquiry but of moral inquiry alone, and that it locates the validity of Socratic method in its ability to arrive not at moral knowledge but at the far more modest moral true belief. Virtue in the Cave will appeal not only to students of ancient philosophy and the classics, but also to anyone who is interested in how to live right in a world of moral uncertainty.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$23.84 used (32% off) $23.94 new (32% off) $24.95 direct from Amazon (29% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B377.W45 2001|
|ISBN(s)||0739132180 0195140761 9780195140767 9780739132180|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
David Ebrey (2014). Meno's Paradox in Context. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (1):4-24.
Similar books and articles
Plato (2006). Plato's Meno. Cambridge University Press.
Peter Warnek (2003). Teiresias in Athens. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 7 (2):261-289.
Abraham Stone (2010). On the Teaching of Virtue in Plato's Meno and the Nature of Philosophical Authority. New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy 10 (1):251-282.
Gail Fine (1992). Inquiry in the Meno. In R. Kraut (ed.), Cambridge Companion to Plato. Cambridge University Press
Jacob Klein (1965/1989). A Commentary on Plato's Meno. University of Chicago Press.
Gerald Alan Press (2002). Virtue in the Cave: Moral Inquiry in Plato's Meno (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (4):535-536.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads43 ( #78,604 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #183,615 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?