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#1
If any of you pit monkeys are familiar with Plato's Meno, then maybe you can answer this age old question.

So I ask you, can Virtue be taught?

Poll included for ****s and giggles.
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#5
Virtue has to be learned. Aristotle, and such. Etc.

Yes. By the method of practise, and the results (both good and bad) upon your place in the polis, or society, determines how you learn how to be virtuous and achieve the balance of virtue.
#6
nope.
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#7
Hey, I didn't know Aristotle was a UGer!
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#8
Plato isn't even a planet anymore.
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#9
yes. the environment can make it quite difficult though. it's not as simple as giving someone the principles of virtue and telling them to implement them in their daily lives, it is much more than that. to teach someone virtue you have to guide their behaviors and the influences that they encounter in their lives.

to be honest i don't agree with plato on a lot of his ideas, i think he was far from right in a lot of ways.

in the meno doesn't he propose that people, while in a state between life and death are exposed to virtue and have to recall it? or am i mixing in some of phadeo in there?
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#10
Virtue is something we gain from our social upbringing. We are not simply born with or without it.
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#13
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If any of you pit monkeys are familiar with Plato's Meno, then maybe you can answer this age old question.

So I ask you, can Virtue be taught?

Poll included for ****s and giggles.

No.

Plato and Socrates ideas on virtues are so ridiculously vague, it can barely stand up on itself, not to mention they make some bad assumptions and lead onto points which don't stand up well enough. Not to mention the metaphysics involved. Anything with metaphysics tends to fall over because it can't be asserted very well

However, although Socrates thought that once you gone off the Golden Mean you are no longer a perfectly virtuous person, and we take that virtue can be known and does exist, yeah, it could be taught.

You do have to acknowledge that knowledge gets you closer to the forms, so you would have to be taught it to some extent. If not, teach yourself. Either way, there is some education involved.
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