The goal to better understand how to live a good life accomplished through book discussion group. Started as an experiment in early 2017, we had 9 meetings and the feedback was positive.
The group is generally aimed at adults age 45+
The questions - What is a “good life”? - How do others advocate for finding happiness, contentment and serenity? - Practically, how should one best manage career, family, friendships, community? - What can one learn from others about managing one’s life in their 40s, 50s and 60s - What are different concepts of the meaning of life? - How does one age vibrantly and gracefully?
Members are professionals in the greater Boston area.
Meno is one of Plato's earlier dialogues and deals with the questions of whether virtue can be taught and what exactly is virtue.
1) How to read Plato (short blog post)
2) Plato’s Meno Dialog (using Perlman’s translation)
Note on the reading from Win
As the note at the very beginning says, Perlman put the bold numbers and letters as the standard reference points for the dialogue. Each letter is a subpoint of the number, so the first page has 70A (given as "70"), 70B, etc. The typesetting makes them annoyingly prominent.
In the middle of the dialogue, there are several pages of Socrates leading a slave-boy through an exercise in geometry. Apparently it's pretty common for people to skip over it or skim it quickly. I suggest reading through it, because it's an essential part of what Plato is trying to get across. Don't worry, the math isn't very complicated