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Topic: Research on "Twice as big"
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Lynne Holbrook

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Re: Research on "Twice as big"
Posted: Feb 27, 2011 11:36 AM
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this question originally showed up in philosophy books saying that Socrates was trying to prove to Menos that people are born with innate knowledge. He asked a slave boy to show him how a square that twice the square of a 2x2 square. The boy knew nothing of geometry, but solved it, using Socrates guidance of asking him questions how to come to the answer.

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