maieutic


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ma·ieu·tic

 (mā-yo͞o′tĭk, mī-) also ma·ieu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the aspect of the Socratic method that induces a respondent to formulate latent concepts through a dialectic or logical sequence of questions.

[Greek maieutikos, from maieuesthai, to act as midwife, from maia, midwife, nurse; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

maieutic

(meɪˈjuːtɪk) or

maieutical

adj
(Philosophy) philosophy of or relating to the Socratic method of eliciting knowledge by a series of questions and answers
[C17: from Greek maieutikos relating to midwifery (used figuratively by Socrates), from maia midwife]

ma•ieu•tic

(meɪˈyu tɪk)

adj.
of or pertaining to the Socratic method of eliciting new ideas from someone.
[1645–55; < Greek maieutikós literally, skilled in midwifery]
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Greek philosophers understood that the danger of virulent emotion was its drive toward the premature, abortive cloture of the maieutic (midwifery) teaching process and its dialectical birthing of philosophic ideas.
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Indeed, one can say that Bookchin is to social ecology what Socrates is to maieutic, Derrida to deconstruction, and Paulo Freire to concientizacao.
He portrays himself as the hidden ironist whose appointed maieutic task is to deliver the reader of the latent existential truths suppressed within their hidden interiority.
In other words: Cicero refuses to state his view that self-sacrifice for the common good is morally excellent for a pedagogical, or better, for a maieutic purpose.
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