Read by Chiquito Crasto

(4.6 stars; 96 reviews)

Meno (Ancient Greek: Μένων) is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. Written in the Socratic dialectic style, it attempts to determine the definition of virtue, or arete, meaning in this case virtue in general, rather than particular virtues, such as justice or temperance. The goal is a common definition that applies equally to all particular virtues. Socrates moves the discussion past the philosophical confusion, or aporia, created by Meno's paradox (aka the learner's paradox) with the introduction of new Platonic ideas: the theory of knowledge as recollection, anamnesis, and in the final lines a movement towards Platonic idealism.. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (2 hr 24 min)


1 - Meno 27:39 Read by Chiquito Crasto
2 - On the Ideas of Plato 35:41 Read by Chiquito Crasto
3 - Part 1 of the Dialogs of Meno 43:53 Read by Chiquito Crasto
4 - Part 2 of the Dialogs of Meno 37:26 Read by Chiquito Crasto


A great reading from a hard to follow text

(5 stars)

A great and enjoyable read. Thank you to the narrator. Very Professional. Yes some pauses would make it more enjoyable.


(4.5 stars)

A clear, high-quality reading. I would have preferred occasional, pedagogic pauses at important points in the dialogue, to allow the material to be absorbed.

chiquito is great

(5 stars)

a good reading of a confusing text

Professional Sounding

(5 stars)

One of the best Librivox recordings out there.

The Meno problem

(4.5 stars)

Starting off with the question of whether virtue can be taught or not, Socrates suggests that it is a matter of knowledge, although knowledge itself is a problem. To simplify, the dialogue introduces a tripartite epistemologic divison: 1) not knowing, 2) good opnion, 3) true knowledge, while Socrates (and Meno) try to understand where humans belong in this scenario. A great (even if still a bit crude) dialogue by Plato. Good translation and good reader (but some pauses would be appreciated).

Plato, short, fine, not a consequential as The Republic

(4 stars)

A few very memorable parts, worth quoting to modern situational sensibilities on desire to learning; probably over the head: "Some things I have said of which I am not altogether confident. But that we shall be better and braver and less helpless if we think that we ought to enquire, Then we should have been If we indulged in the idle fancy that there was no knowing and no use in seeking to know what we do not know; - That is the theme upon which I am ready to fight, in word indeed, to the utmost of my power."

great reading

(5 stars)

audio quality is great, and the reading is done very well, feels professional.