By Jacob Klein
The Meno, the most extensively learn of the Platonic dialogues, is visible afresh during this unique interpretation that explores the discussion as a theatrical presentation. simply as Socrates's listeners could have puzzled and tested their very own considering in accordance with the presentation, so, Klein exhibits, may still glossy readers get involved within the drama of the discussion. Klein deals a line-by-line remark at the textual content of the Meno itself that animates the characters and dialog and punctiliously probes each one major flip of the argument.
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I, 9, 1099 b 9 - 1 1 ; II, 1, 1103 a 2 3 - 2 6 ; X , 9, 1179 b 20-31, and Polit. V I I , 13, 1332 a 38-40. (Cf. Thompson, pp. 5 7 - 5 8 ; P. , Επιστήμη," in Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, Vol. X L (1909), 185-201; R. G. ) W e also learn f r o m M e n o (79 e 7 - 8 0 a 2) that he is not unfamiliar with Socrates' r e p u t a t i o n as that of a man who curiously excels in the question-answer game, continually raising difficulties for others as well as for himself.
T h i s almost literal translation omits the puns contained in the first sentence a n d does not d o justice to the special paratactic character of the second. T h e literal assertion in the phrase: Ou pany eimi mnemon, I have not the best of memories, is, no doubt, a p a r t of Socrates' ironic "code," 2 6 as Alcibiades, for one, in the Protagoras27 well knows. But in the texture (and sound) of the fuller phrase: ou pany eimi mnemon, δ Menon, there seems to be embedded more than one p u n and more than one p e r t i n e n t connotation.
0 1 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 215 d 3-6. 811 c - e . 143 a. Rep. X, 595 b 6 f. Apol. 23 a 7. It is this assertion of his ignorance which charms, annoys, and captivates everyone he approaches. Could Plato, the writer, then, ever assume the role of a "knower"? 6 2 Could a Platonic dialogue, the genuine "image" of a Socratic conversation, destroy the integrity of Socrates' wisdom? It is true, neither those with whom he converses nor we, the witnesses of these discussions, are quite prepared to take Socrates' assertion of his ignorance at its face value.