Gail Fine's The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno's Paradox from Socrates to Sextus is an impressive exegetical and philosophical tour de force. It brings together several threads of Fine's research into the topic published over the last twenty-five years, from her now classic 1992 article “Inquiry in the Meno” (in The Cambridge Companion to Plato) to two more recent pieces on Sextus Empiricus's reports of, and reactions to, some antiskeptical versions of Meno's paradox. Although most chapters are revised (and, in some cases, expanded) versions of previously published work, even those readers who are already familiar with Fine's main theses would miss something important if they decided not to give further consideration to The Possibility of Inquiry as a whole. Not only are the additions and improvements substantial and successful in making the best case for her most original and controversial contentions, but...
Book Review|April 01 2018
Luca Castagnoli; The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno's Paradox from Socrates to Sextus
Book reviews. The Philosophical Review 1 April 2018; 127 (2): 225–228. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00318108-4326617
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