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    The Socratic Method

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    ugly in character. His method of questioning can be personal in the struggle to understand everything. He speaks that the great issues of life and virtue in part are necessarily valuable. Socrates states that he is on trial for heresy concerning the youth of that time, for encouraging them and helping them get to a place where they are dependent on their own thoughts. He answers this claim by telling a story about a Delling Or... ... middle of paper ... ...Socratic Method is important in the search

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    1. For Socrates, the search for wisdom begins with an attempt to gain clarity as to who we truly are as human beings. Before we can presume to understand the world, we must begin by understanding the reality of our own consciousness. From a Socratic point of view, the world is reduced exclusively to the human world, everything else being inconsequential. Initially, the search for wisdom is understood in terms of my need to understand precisely who I am. “Jack of all trades, master of none” (Titelman

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    Meno and the Socratic Method

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    And if not, then how does virtue come to man, either by nature or some other way? Socrates addresses this inquiry by questioning a person who claims to understand the term’s meaning (Plato's Meno). The purpose of this essay is to relate the Socratic method performed by Socrates in Plato’s dialogue The Apology, to Meno, by illustrating its effect on the character Meno himself. After questioning Meno about virtue, Socrates comes to the conclusion that neither he nor Meno truly know the meaning of

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    and what is not. A method known as the Socratic Method is a process of questioning and answering to be able to find the truth. The definition of the Socratic Method is the method of inquiry and instruction employed by Socrates, especially as represented in the dialogues of Plato and consisting of a series of questioning the object of which is to elicit a clear and consistent expression of something supposed to be implicitly known by all rational beings. A good step from the method that summarizes it

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    Peter Geach’s essay on the Socratic fallacy poses a large problem for the Socratic method of obtaining answers to the What-is-F? question. He claims that Socrates makes an error when he refuses to accept examples as knowledge, primarily citing the Euthyphro as the source. In my last essay, I examined whether or not Socrates commits the Socratic fallacy in two of the early dialogues, namely, the Euthyphro and the Laches. So, I shall begin by giving a brief recapitulation of my previous essay as well

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    statement. The use of the Socratic method is used to shine a light on what the person is actually saying and whether or not it is indeed a wise statement, by critically reviewing their ideas flaws and logic of said statement. This ideology is seen as a “system, a spirit, a method, a type of philosophical inquiry an intellectual technique, all rolled into one” according to Gregory Vlastos, a Socrates scholar and professor of philosophy at Princeton. In particular the Socratic method is to logically assess

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    Socrates and Properties

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    introductions there is to Socratic thought, together with Vlastos' Socrates, Ironist and Moral Philosopher and posthumous companion volume Socratic Studies, Terence Irwin's Plato's Moral Theory, and (for a very different approach) Leo Strauss's long essay "The Problem of Socrates" in The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism. Some of the authors' more controversial positions are: Socrates does not really have a method at all, though his manner of e... ... middle of paper ... ...Socratic dialogue and

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    Euthyphro, by Plato

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    methodologies of attaining this knowledge that makes him so mesmerizing. This methodology is referred to as Socratic irony, in literature. In any case, I will introduce the argument that Plato's Euthyphro is extremely indicative of this type of methodology, for the reason being that: Socrates's portrays a sense of intellectual humility. I will begin by, imposing the distinction between Socratic irony, and the one that is more familiar. As mentioned in the preceding section. The basic irony is simply

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    Christian Religious Education Curriculum

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    22:23-44, Mark 12:28-40, Luke 9:18-27, Luke 8:26-39, and Luke 20:1-18 display glimpses of Jesus’ pedagogy as He serves as teacher/facilitator within a dialogue asking probing questions utilizing a Socratic methodol... ... middle of paper ... ... Lexington, Kentucky. Shah, M. (2008). The socratic teaching method: A therapeutic approach to learning. Teaching Philosophy, 31(3), 267-275. Retrieved October 11, 2013, from EBSCOhost Web site: http://ehis.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=4&sid=2c32ed6d-4e51

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    explaining a concept reaching a new conclusion through the explanation. In a nutshell, that is the Socratic method. The Socratic method is consistent with Socrates asking an initial question and then asking for deeper interpretations of whatever response the initial question entails. Many individuals can find themselves intimidated by Socrates and

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