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 (mā-yo͞o′tĭk, mī-) also ma·ieu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
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.]


(meɪˈjuːtɪk) or


(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]


(meɪˈyu tɪk)

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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He sees in Socrates' practice of the maieutic art intimations of [phrase omitted]: like Artemis, "the philosopher aids in the birth of something pertaining to nature; he brings to light something about nature that otherwise goes unheeded.
For instance, in classical philosophy, we remember Socrates' critique of the Sophists by maieutic in the manner of a method for the existential construction of philosophy; while Diogenes deemed 'Plato's lessons as a waste of time' (Laertios, 1997, p.
Hausermann demonstrates the ingratitude and intolerance of apprentices' individuality and their invention of new crafting methods: "The master's maieutic teaching, based on the reproduction of gestures, often opposes the apprentice's heuristic research for new techniques through individual experiment" (75).
This technique employs the maieutic method in order to help the clients question and replace their maladaptive thoughts with more adaptive ones.
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There is no need to tell that history, but it may be captured in dramatic shifts from a "university for Coloureds" to an institution deeply embedded in the struggle against apartheid, to "the intellectual home of the left" (1980s), to a maieutic role in the transition to democracy (1990-1994), to a struggling university (1995-2000), to a "place of quality, a place to grow" (2001-) and to being one of the leading universities on the African continent.
This maieutic ethics parallels that of a fruitful relationship between teacher and student.
Contract notice: Provision of support to EDA meetings with a maieutic tool.
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In the Theaetetus Socrates reveals that matchmaking is part of his maieutic art, and he uses his knowledge of these matters to demonstrate that Theodorus is not a good match for Theaetetus, because, among other reasons, Theodorus does not have a good understanding of Theaetetus' soul.
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.