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The Socratic Dialogue by Mind Map: The Socratic Dialogue
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The Socratic Dialogue


Professes to know nothing, and engages Sophists in philosophical debates.

Problem is posed.

Definition is given.

Finds minor flaws; unravels definition.

Admits ignorance


What is justice?

Rulers make bad laws.

Polemarchus says that the Truth is wrong.


What is piety?

The gods love just human actions.

Give a service to the gods.

Symposium - Diotima teaches Socrates

Love starts with a love of physical things.

The Meno - What is virtue?

The power of governing mankind.

Nature, teaching, and practice.

No one remembers it; it's in the other realm.

Anything that one thinks it is... "Man is the measure of all things."

Is the desire of things honorable and the power of attaining them.

Temperance and justice are essential to having virtue.

Meno asked for a general definition as an example.

How Plato combines previous philosophies