A Review of Plato's Meno

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A slave may be unaware of his knowledge, as one would easily forget a dream. However, should the ignorant slave should be questioned, instead of taught, he will recollect on the basis of the knowledge of his soul. Socrates reasons that what one may not know at present, one simply has not yet recollected...
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Therefore, what many people refer to as learning, searching and discovering are all simply recollection. As Plato suggests: “As the soul is immortal, has been often and has seen all things here and in the underworld, there is nothing which it has not learned; so it is in no way surprising that it can recollect things it knew before, both about virtue and other things...
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