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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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This passage indeed echoes the way Socrates concludes the presentation of his maieutic method earlier in the dialogue, where he asked Theaetetus not to get angry if he is led to throw away that with which he is pregnant, as many of Socrates' interlocutors do, because they do not see that he proceeds with good will ([phrase omitted]) and not malice ([phrase omitted]).
In Latin America, especially among popular groups, this maieutic space and rhythm are facilitated by mystique, which creates environments that are adequate for the expression of each participant.
In Bauman's essay, knowing about the other of either the bazaar or the jungle streets presupposes a maieutic method of learning where the educational value of the encounter often boils down to a recollection of what is already known and therefore an exercise in self- knowledge.
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. This way, the Socratic Method got into the universities studies, whose standardization began nearly one century after, using as a reference the native adaptation of the Dean Langdell, as it is explained below.
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."
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).
themselves!" MIDWIFE /A MAIEUTIC PARABLE/ She lived in a modern city, far from the village of her coming
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.