maieutic method

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Noun1.maieutic method - a method of teaching by question and answermaieutic method - a method of teaching by question and answer; used by Socrates to elicit truths from his students
pedagogics, pedagogy, teaching method - the principles and methods of instruction
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In Bauman's essay, knowing about the other of either the bazaar or the jungle streets presupposes a maieutic method of learning where the educational value of the encounter often boils down to a recollection of what is already known and therefore an exercise in self- knowledge.
To begin, sometimes those who study the maieutic method refer to it as the Socratic method.
It is my conviction that out of this meeting in depth - which I call the maieutic method - something new, a tertium quid, will be born, a new synthesis of partial religious experiences or a synthesis of all the riches God has given humankind.