Socrates and Meno attempt to define virtue and whether it can be taught. The dialogue begins with Meno asking whether virtue can be taught or if it is acquired through practice or nature. Socrates proceeds to challenge Meno's beliefs and attempts to guide him toward a deeper understanding of virtue. Throughout the dialogue, Socrates employs his famous method of inquiry, known as the Socratic method, to lead Meno to his own realizations. Socrates introduces the idea that learning is not the acquisition of new knowledge, but rather the recollection of knowledge that the soul possessed before birth. While no definitive answer to the question of virtue is reached in the dialogue, Plato prompts the readers to engage in their own philosophical reflections about the nature of morality, knowledge, and the relationship between virtue and knowledge.