The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno's Paradox from Socrates to Sextus

2014.12.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gail Fine, The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno's Paradox from Socrates to Sextus, Oxford University Press, 2014, 399pp., $85.00
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2014.12.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gail Fine, The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno's Paradox from Socrates to Sextus, Oxford University Press, 2014, 399pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199577392. Reviewed by Whitney Schwab, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Gail Fine’s philosophical and scholarly rigor are on full display in this work. As its title indicates, it is a comprehensive examination of philosophical engagement with Meno’s Paradox in antiquity. Although the treatments of the Paradox that Fine considers have all received at least some attention (with Plato’s receiving by far the most), her work is the first to consider them side-by-side. The result is an important examination according to which “the agreements [among the various treatments of the paradox] might impress us more than the disagreements” (368). Part 1, which occupies almost half the work (Chs. 2-5), focuses on Plato’s Meno. Although readers will not find any significant. . .

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