Socrates’ Refutations of Meno’s Definitions of Virtue

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In Plato's Meno, Socrates and Meno discuss the nature of virtue and whether or not it can be taught. Socrates refutes all of Meno's proposed definitions of virtue, but fails to provide a positive definition himself. As a result, the dialogue is disappointing and does not show that virtue cannot be taught.