Group Work for Plato's Meno
Break up into small groups. Then discuss the following. Delegate one or more members of your group to prepare an oral or written summary of your group's discussion. If you were not present in class for this exercise, you may complete it (in less than 1 page) as a typed assignment.
Meno asks some questions at the beginning
dialogue. List one or two answers to those that members of your
encountered outside the dialogue.
Name 3 excellent people. (Your
group does not have to be
in unanimous agreement.)
What is it that makes them excellent?
4. Can excellence such as theirs be taught? If not, why not? If so, how so, and who are the teachers?
M. Kagan, Le Moyne College
Last revised February, 2016; minor edits September, 2018