A Commentary on Plato's Meno

Jacob Klein

A Commentary on Plato's Meno
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Jacob Klein

264 pages | © 1965
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9780226439594 Published May 1998
The Meno, one of the most widely read of the Platonic dialogues, is seen afresh in this original interpretation that explores the dialogue as a theatrical presentation. Just as Socrates's listeners would have questioned and examined their own thinking in response to the presentation, so, Klein shows, should modern readers become involved in the drama of the dialogue. Klein offers a line-by-line commentary on the text of the Meno itself that animates the characters and conversation and carefully probes each significant turn of the argument.

"A major addition to the literature on the Meno and necessary reading for every student of the dialogue."—Alexander Seasonske, Philosophical Review

"There exists no other commentary on Meno which is so thorough, sound, and enlightening."—Choice

Jacob Klein (1899-1978) was a student of Martin Heidegger and a tutor at St. John's College from 1937 until his death. His other works include Plato's Trilogy: Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
Contents
Note
Introductory Remarks
PART ONE: AMATHIA
I.
1. The Title
2. 70 a 1 - 4
3. 70 a 5 - 71 d 8
4. 71 e 1 - 72 a 5
5. 72 a 6 - 73 a 5
6. 73 a 6 - c 5

II.
1. 73 c 6 - 74 b 3
2. 74 b 3 - 75 c 8
3. 75 c 8 - 76 a 8
4. 76 a 9 - 77 a 3

III.
1. 77 a 3 - b 5
2. 77 b 6 - 78 b 2
3. 78 b 3 - 79 a 2
4. 79 a 3 - e 4
5.

IV.
1. 79 e 5 - 81 b 3
2. 81 b 3 - 82 b 8
3.
4. 82 b 9 - 85 b 7
5.

V. DIGRESSION: ANAMNHSIS AND MNHMH
1. Aristotle's treatise on Memory and Recollection
2. The meaning of eikaoia
3. The dianoetic extension of eikaoia
4. 'Anámnhsis, eikaoia, and diánoia in the Phaedo
5. 'Anámnhsis and mnhmh in the Phaerus, the Philebus, and the Symposium
6. The avoidance of the ánámnhsis thesis in the other dialogues, and especially in the Theaetetus
7.

VI.
1. 82 e 4 - 13; 84 a 3 -d 2
2. 85 b 8 - d 8
3. 85 d 9 - 86 b 6
4. 86 b 6 - d 2
5.
6.

VII.
1. Thetecnh of solids in the Republic
2. The problem of "solidity" in the Timaeus
3.

PART TWO: DOXA
VIII.
1. 86 d 3 - 87 d 1
2. 87 d 2 - 89 a 5
3.
4. 89 a 5 - c 5
5. 89 c 5 - e 9

IX.
1. 89 e 9 - 90 b 4
2. 90 b 4 - 96 d 4
3

X.
1. 96 d 5 - 97 c 11
2. 97 c 11 - 98 b 6
3. 98 b 7 - 100 c 2
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