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.
The introduction of the hypothetical method at Meno 86e1-87b2 has often been taken to be a qualitative departure from the elenctic method.
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.
Socrates' elenctic refutations are necessary first steps, therefore, in his attempt to engage others in a search for true wisdom.
It should not be treated simply as "an edifying curtain-raiser to the elenctic drama it precedes.
Although the categorization of the Parmenides as late or coming "at the peak" of the Platonic dialogues along with the Timaeus can be traced back to the Academy in the sequence associated with Iamblichus, Friedreich Schleiermacher argued that it was a relatively early elenctic and "aporetic" dialogue which ought to be grouped with the Protagoras.