Socratic method

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Socratic method

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
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Paul to the Romanes (Cambridge: Cantrell Legge, 1611), 59-60; and Francis Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 3 vols.
What if, beyond the appearance of a fairly elevated form of sadism, the Euthyphro shows us another instance of Socrates' elenctic care for the psuche of his interlocutor, as in his treatment of Alcibiades recounted in the Symposium?
Socrates E, on the other hand, "professes no interest in these sciences and gives no evidence of expertise in any of them throughout the Elenctic dialogues" (48).
Wolfsdorf argues that a comprehensive survey of the early dialogues does not permit the adversarial interpretation of the elenctic method.
Consider a case in which Socrates' secondary beliefs (the premises of an elenctic episode) conflict with a definition of some virtue put forward by an interlocutor.
Moreover, if Benson is right to conclude that the elenchus tests belief sets for consistency only, then one does not acquire knowledge via elenctic examination alone.
She is certainly right that Vlastos 'decontextualizes passages and isolates the elenctic arguments from the dialectical context of the dialogues' (8), for Socratic dialectic is much more than just elenctic arguments, as C says.
Xenophon's inclusion of the opposition between "sanity" and "madness" among (indeed, central among) those questions about which Socrates habitually conversed presents a problem for what has become a relatively standard account of the Socratic elenctic method and its relation to "Socratic Intellectualism.