Protagoras and Meno Topics for Discussion

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Hippocrates is excited to meet Protagoras, the Sophist, and wants to get an education from him, but Socrates feels that this is something that is dangerous. Why would that be the case? Why do Sophists have such a bad reputation among many people? On the other hand, why does Protagoras have such a strong following?

Discuss dialogue. Often in a platonic dialogue, the conclusion reached is different than either participant started out with. In the Protagoras dialogue, how could Socrates come in saying that virtue could not be taught, and at the end maintain that it could be taught? Does Protagoras change what he believes as well? In the Meno dialogue, is it resolved what virtue is? Has Meno made any progress in finding this out?

In the Meno dialogue, having a slave boy learn geometry must have seemed remarkable? Is there a strong...

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