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Socratic Dialogue by Mind Map: Socratic Dialogue
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Socratic Dialogue

Thrasymachus

What is Justice?

Rulers make bad laws

Pulemarchus says Thrasymachus is wrong

General

Definition is given

Find flaws; unravel definition

Admit ignorance

Symposium - Diotima teaches Socrates

Starts with a love of physical things

Euthyphro

What is piety?

The Meno: What is Virtue?

Meno asks Socrates whether virtue is aquired through teaching, practice, or by nature.

First Definition: Meno says it is different for everyone. "Man is the measure of all things."

Second Definition: Meno says virtue is the power of governing mankind

Third Definition: Meno says virtue is the desire of things honorable and the power of attainting them.

Figure is the only thing that always follows color (a concise, general, but not vague definition of figure; this is how Socrates wants Meno to define virtue)

Socrates always relates the big questions to the four cardinal virtues: temperance, justice, courage, and prudence.

Meno's servant shows that we aquire truth and virtue through anamensis: recollection.