Understanding Proofs: Meno, 85d9–86c2, Continued: G. E. M. Anscombe

Philosophy 54 (208):149-158 (1979)

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Purely by questioning Socrates has elicited from an uninstructed slave the conclusion that the square on the diagonal of a square is twice the original square in area. Then comes a part of the dialogue which I translate: Socrates . This knowledge, then, that he has now, he either got some time, or always had? Meno . Yes
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