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of the dialogue is whether or not virtue can be taught.

Here I am, thinking seriously about eternal truth, and then . . .

The Greek notion of , or , is that of an ability or skill in some particular respect.
Now, is that a truth which your superior wisdom hasrecognized thus early in life, and am I, at my age, in such darkness andignorance as not to know that if a man with whom I have to live iscorrupted by me, I am very likely to be harmed by him; and yet I corrupthim, and intentionally, too--so you say, although neither I nor any otherhuman being is ever likely to be convinced by you.

What other people will say clearly doesn't matter.

In this sense, virtues clearly differ from person to person and from goal to goal.
The Greek phrase is , , "My accustomed mantic [what?] of the spiritual." is just a feminine participle, from , , "to be accustomed," where we get words like "ethos" and "ethics." "Mantic" is the Greek word, but "prophetic" or "oracular" are reasonable translations.


But then, argues by , death must come from life and life from death.

that virtue is simply the desire for good things, Socrates argues that this cannot be the case.
Although he shared Socrates's interest in ethical and social philosophy, Plato was much more concerned to establish his views on matters of and , trying to discover the ultimate constituents of reality and the grounds for our knowledge of them.

The only escape, Socrates proposed, is to acknowledge that we already know what we need to know.
Do not then require me to do what I consider dishonourableand impious and wrong, especially now, when I am being tried for impiety onthe indictment of Meletus.

Surely that deserves further examination.

For his duty is, notto make a present of justice, but to give judgment; and he has sworn thathe will judge according to the laws, and not according to his own goodpleasure; and we ought not to encourage you, nor should you allowyourselves to be encouraged, in this habit of perjury--there can be nopiety in that.

Consider, for example, our knowledge of equality.

Just how lame the material of the television series can get is indicated by their constant references to "dinars" as the money in circulation -- even though , , is the Arabic pronuncation of the Latin (first minted by the ), all coins from eras long after Greek mythology, or even Greek Golden Age history.

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However, it is also said, by Plutarch, that, although the painting was inspired by Phrynê, the actual model was another women, Campaspe, , who was actually the mistress of -- who was himself so impressed with the painting, and the appreciation of Apelles of the model, that he gifted Campaspe to him.

Nevertheless, these considerations are serious ones.

"Those who had the highest reputation were nearly the most deficient, while those who were thought to be inferior were more knowledgeable." We discover that we are in a catalogue of inversely proportional degrees of reputation and of wisdom.

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But, setting aside the question of public opinion, there seems to besomething wrong in asking a favour of a judge, and thus procuring anacquittal, instead of informing and convincing him.