On Virtue

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On Virtue (Greek: Περὶ Ἀρετῆς; Latin: De Virtute[1]) is a Socratic dialogue attributed to Plato, but which is considered spurious. In the short dialogue, Socrates discusses with a friend questions about whether virtue can be taught.[2] To answer this question, the author of the dialogue does little more than copy out a few passages from the Meno almost word for word.[3]

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  1. Henri Estienne (ed.), Platonis opera quae extant omnia, Vol. 3, 1578, p. 368.
  2. John Madison Cooper, D. S. Hutchinson, (1997), Plato, Complete works, page 1694. Hackett Publishing.
  3. W. K. C. Guthrie, (1986), A history of Greek philosophy: The later Plato and the Academy, page 398. Cambridge University Press