Virtue In The Meno

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In the Meno, Socrates finds the meaning of the word virtue in terms of human wisdom. This definition pursues a further question which is “what makes the quest for wisdom possible?” (Gallagher, Commentary on the Meno). In the beginning of the dialogue, Meno asks Socrates if virtue can be taught. Socrates says that doesn’t have a complete and comprehensive understanding of virtue. This is an example of human wisdom, knowing that you don’t know something.
Hannah Arendt is a very famous philosopher. She wrote a paper on Adolf Eichmann who was a logistics specializer during the Holocaust. In short terms, he was in charge of the train schedule and had to make sure that it was picking up people in the right places at the right times. In 1963, Eichmann

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