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maieutics

Medspeak
An obsolete term for obstetrics, see there.
 
Philosophy
A pedagogical method which holds that every human has the capacity to understand truth, which remains latent until it is “given birth” by the Socratic method of challenging questions.
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The Framers knew deeply the Greco-Roman culture, as well as the importance of the art of asking questions, through different methods, such as: the epoche or the maieutic.
In this historical situation, Geoffrey Hartman's texts had a crucial maieutic power in bringing about and shaping what is today called a "culture of remembrance.
Platonic Dialogue, Maieutic Method and Critical Thinking.
The means by which the teacher allows the "certain" to become the "true" in the child's awareness--the dichotomy is Vico's--is maieutic in nature and is geared to having the student act independently (and often in contrast to the cultural ambit and precepts of the student's family life).
If the truth-claim intrinsic to the nature of such radical sacrifice were epistemically closed--that is, if only arhats could verify it--it would not carry the same ethical weight or enact the same dialectical function of a kind of maieutic persuasion.
In this respect McCarthy's maieutic approach throughout the book proves to be an excellent introduction to the complex and influential work of an important thinker of our time.
Greek philosophers understood that the danger of virulent emotion was its drive toward the premature, abortive cloture of the maieutic (midwifery) teaching process and its dialectical birthing of philosophic ideas.
This kind of ambiguity, which is a variation on the traditional maieutic method of teasing out answers or drawing conclusions that are inherent to but latent in the context, is classic Thomas, as M.
But ex ante regulatory action will still stand as a useful complement to competition law, provided the regulation is performed in a participative and maieutic way rather than in a prescriptive top-down manner.
A further parallel to Wittgenstein's maieutic method can be found in a metaphor Royal brings from the work of Maori Marsden; the student completes his studies not just by cleansing the lens of their perception, but by removing the lenses to see the world as it actually is (p.
To begin, sometimes those who study the maieutic method refer to it as the Socratic method.
106) In a sense, arbitrators have a maieutic role, as they give birth to the meaning of treaty provisions, having to identify the applicable rules, clarify their meaning and relate them to the specific facts of the case.