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Socratic method


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The method of teaching in which the master imparts no information, but asks a sequence of questions, through answering which the pupil eventually comes to the desired knowledge. Socratic irony is the pose of ignorance on the part of the master, who may in fact know more about the matter than he lets on. See also elenchus, maieutic method.

Subjects: Law — Philosophy.


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