a.1.Same as Elenctic.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As a consequence, he introduces the idea of nonsense as a kind of philosophical error, transforming logical analysis into an elenchtic tool in philosophical argumentation.
Chapter 1 looks at Socrates' elenchtic method, his way of doing philosophy, and argues that he does not actually have a specific method, but that his cross-examinations nevertheless provide a constructive way to do philosophy.