Socratic method

Socratic method

noun
the use of questions, as employed by Socrates, to develop a latent idea, as in the mind of a pupil, or to elicit admissions, as from an opponent, tending to establish a proposition.

Origin:
1735–45

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Socratic method
 
n
philosophy Compare maieutic 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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