Socratic method

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A teaching philosophy that differs from the traditional format as instruction takes the form of problem-solving and testing of hypotheses

Socratic method

Education A teaching philosophy that differs from the traditional format as instruction is in the form of problem-solving and testing of hypotheses. See Layer cake education, Spoon feeding.
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The Protagoras makes the two senses of aporia and its relationship to elenchus especially clear.
Renaud (2002), "Humbling as Upbringing: The Ethical Dimension of the Elenchus in The Lysis" in Does Socrates Have A Method?
9D-E)--we are given a precise indication of the eccentricity of Socrates' philosophy and elenchus vis-a-vis the accepted conventions (nomoi) and opinions (doxai) of his day.
Further, elenchus takes time to unfold and may be somewhat unwieldy in an operational environment.
Rather than hovering amidst the clouds, this 'mature' Socrates practised elenchus, a 'rough' sceptical ascent starting from citizens' doxa about 'political things'--virtues, types of individuals, and the good life--towards the Truth.
The most familiar form of this process is the Socratic elenchus in which an interlocutor's thesis on an essential question is examined in order to show by a series of questions and answers in what way the thesis contradicts itself and therefore cannot hold as true, and yet also in what way it may serve in an ambiguous and partial manifestation of truth, which then needs to be incorporated into a more "synoptic" understanding.
Iosephi Scaligeri Elenchus, et Castigatio Calendarii Gregoriani (Rome, 1595), 48-50.
Elenchus zoophytorum sistens generum adumbrationes generaliores et specierum cognitarum succinctas descriptiones cure selectis auctorum synonymis.
Rethinking the Elenchus in Plato's Dialogues and Beyond.
Socratic elenchus, for example, does not require any commitment to a foundationalist view of "universal reason": one can start the dialectic anywhere, with anyone, and generate a clearer view of what anything, from Courage to Piety to Justice, really is.
These parasitoids, the strepsipteran Elenchus koebelei and the dryinid Pseudogonatopus arizonicus were found in only 8.
It would be interesting to catch a few university presidents off guard, a few deans disengaged from registration cards, and a few professors not busy with splitting hairs already split a thousand times, and to hurl this elenchus into their midst.