An Analyzation of Socrates’ Argument: No One Desires Something He or She Believes To Be Bad

In Plato's Meno, Socrates contends that 'no one desires something he or she believes to be bad' (77e).  Socrates' argument is as follows (starting at 78a): 1. Everyone knows that if something is bad it’s harmful. 2. So to want something you believe is bad as such involves wanting to be harmed. 3. But no…

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