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Philosophical Inquiry

Volume 41, Issue 2/3, Spring/Summer 2017

In Honor of V. Karasmanis

Lindsay Judson
Pages 29-39
DOI: 10.5840/philinquiry2017412/313

Hypotheses in Plato’s Memo

I investigate the epistemic status of the hypotheses and other premises used in Socrates’ ‘arguments from a hypothesis’ in the Meno, and of the conclusions drawn from them, and argue that, while they are taken by Socrates to fall short of knowledge, he takes them all to have a positive epistemic status, and is not committed to advancing them only tentatively.

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