The second installment in our initial run of epistemology episodes, representing rationalism.
We returned to Plato to give him a more thorough treatment than we did in Episode 1. The Theaetetus was a slog, where Plato considers and rejects a series of images of knowledge and never really puts forward one of his own. In the Meno, knowledge is described as “remembrance.”
Running Time: 2 hrs, 18 min. Recorded: Apr. 4, 2010. Participants: Mark, Wes, Seth.
As a bonus, your purchase includes a high-bitrate mp3 of the song that concludes the episode, “Obvious Boy,” from Mark’s 2000 album So Whaddaya Think?
You’ll also get 8 pages of annotated geometric diagrams Seth put together to demonstrate Plato’s story of the slave boy in the Meno.