A man cannot inquire either about which he knows, or that which he does not know. For if he knows, he has no need to inquire, and if he does not, he cannot. For he does not know the very subject he is to inquire.
(1) The soul is immortal.
(2) All learning is recollection. (Nothing can be taught, only remembered)
(3) So, man learns through the soul’s recollection…there is nothing the soul does not already know. The paradox is mere sophistry.
Is Socrates right?