Sokratic spirit of the dialogue — confessed ignorance applying the elenchus to false persuasion of knowledge.
His peculiar gift was that of cross-examination, or the application of his elenchus to discriminate pretended from real knowledge.
The application of this elenchus is the work of the Sophist, looked at on its best side.
The separate value of the negative procedure or elenchus was never before so unequivocally asserted, or so highly estimated.
Differences between the Republic and other dialogues — no mention of reminiscence nor of the elenchus.
Cross-examination, the shock of the elenchus, must be brought to bear upon it.
elenchus quorumdam eorum qui de ludis scripserunt, et de ludis orientalibus; auctore Thoma Hyde.
Prefixed to his "elenchus of opinions on Small-Pox," is a portrait that represents him as a well-looking fellow.
Here commence the series of difficulties and contradictions brought out by the elenchus of Parmenides.
This is the point upon which Sokrates now brings his elenchus to bear: his method of short question and answer.