Protagoras and Meno - Section 2, line 78-87 Summary & Analysis

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Section 2, line 78-87 Summary and Analysis

Meno states that Socrates is a man full of confusion and "perplexity." When Meno talks to Socrates, Meno gets infected with the same sort of perplexity. Meno is confused and paralyzed as if he is being stung by a stingray. Socrates replies that he is also paralyzed as much as he has paralyzed the mind of Meno. Meno asks, how can he find this thing called virtue, if he has no idea even where to look for it. Socrates calls this a trick argument that is demoralizing and defeatists. Socrates talks about the poem of Pindar that says that the souls of the dead go down to the goddess Peresphone and then, are restored to life, after a period of waiting, into a new human being. The soul itself is immortal. So, every person can remember knowledge...

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