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Theory of Recollection in Plato's Meno: a study of two authors approach on Recollection and Paradox of Meno

Grant number: 15/21196-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2015
Effective date (End): October 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal researcher:Marco Antônio de Ávila Zingano
Grantee:Luiz Felipe Bruder González
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/05317-8 - Theories of causation and human agency in ancient Greek philosophy, AP.TEM

Abstract

The main target of this research project is to study Plato's doctrine of anamnesis and the Paradox of Meno, as it is presented in the eponymous dialogue. Divergent readings of this paradox are already clear sign of the relevance of such a research: there are basically an inatism, and a dispositional reading of it. Given that Platonism is still important to contemporary epistemology, we would like to study this paradox by means of two representative interpreters of it: Dominic Scott and Gail Fine. By means of a comparison of their interpretations, we aim at disclosing the major issues connected to this Paradox.

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