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Socratic method

n.
A pedagogical technique in which a teacher does not give information directly but instead asks a series of questions, with the result that the student comes either to the desired knowledge by answering the questions or to a deeper awareness of the limits of knowledge.
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Socratic method

n
(Philosophy) philosophy the method of instruction by question and answer used by Socrates in order to elicit from his pupils truths he considered to be implicitly known by all rational beings. Compare maieutic
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Socrat′ic meth′od


n.
the use of questions, as employed by Socrates, to develop a latent idea in the mind of a student or elicit an admission from an opponent.
[1735–45]
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Socratic method

- A teaching technique in which a teacher does not give information directly but instead asks a series of questions, with the result that the student comes either to the desired knowledge by answering the questions or to a deeper awareness of the limits of knowledge.
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Noun1.Socratic method - a method of teaching by question and answerSocratic 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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Hemos visto, pues, que a traves del elenchos entre Socrates y Agaton se plantea de modo preciso y elaborado la pregunta sobre la naturaleza de eros y se realizan formulaciones que sirven de base a los desarrollos posteriores del discurso de Socrates/ Diotima, fundamentalmente: el caracter intencional de eros y su carencia inherente en cuanto esto forma parte de la estructura del deseo en general; su inevitable inscripcion en la temporalidad que determina su carencia como constitutiva; el establecimiento y vinculacion de lo bello y lo bueno como el objeto de eros y la consecuente especificacion del caracter relacional de eros como ni bello ni bueno.
Como si se tratase de uno de los efectos intelectuales primarios de los encantamientos del gran personaje dramatico de la obra de Platon, de manera virtualmente indiscutida entre los helenistas se considera que Aristoteles introduce esa doctrina para dar cuenta del tipo de actividad que solemos asociar (2) de buen grado al elenchos socratico (3).
A esse dialogo dedicou pelo menos duas decadas de pesquisas destinadas a encontrar uma sintese na espetacular traducao comentada em sete volumes, publicada como pre-impressao na metade dos anos 90 e depois na prestigiosa serie Elenchos, entre 1998 e 2007.
He illustrates (in the fashion of an elenchos) that belief in the traditional gods can in fact lead to a transgression of traditional values.
Tambien el Socrates de Platon visita palestra y dromos para dirigir desde alli la mas radical ofensiva (elenchos) contra la institucion que ensena la higiene corporal.