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#182637 02/15/09 04:56 PM
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bringing a person's latent ideas into clear consciousness.
From the Greek, maieuesthai, of or pertaining to a midwife.
Socrates compared himself to a philosophical midwife, who
through his questioning could enduce the delivery of
superior understanding in the other person's mind, because
the knowledge was already present in that person's mind.


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I like this word. The socratic method involved two steps: irony, or the process of fully destructing all knowledge you think you had, and maieutics, as you accurately describe, the art of midwive, or making appear the knowledge you had without knowing. It looks like psychoanalisis, but it deals with knowledge rather than with wishes

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Those conversations are nice to read and Socrates was a shrewd clever man. But wasn't he always so right because he did the questioning more than producing answers? Wasn't he the inventor of cross- examination? Would have been a good lawyer too?

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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Those conversations are nice to read and Socrates was a shrewd clever man. But wasn't he always so right because he did the questioning more than producing answers? Wasn't he the inventor of cross- examination? Would have been a good lawyer too?


As excellent example then Bran.

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Of course you are right again. How nice it would have been to be a stander-by and listen to the conversations for real. ( no women allowed? ) frown

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To be a "fly on the wall", has been a dream of mine in
more ways than one and this surely is a good example.


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LukeJavan8 #184898 05/22/09 05:26 PM
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More chance to stay alive and fully follow the conversation being a butterfly on the wall.

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I think a butterfly would attract too much attention, but the
chances of staying alive are better, agreed. And then there
are the places I could not get away from, fast enough.


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Guys..
I found another great vocabulary site. Check it out www.vocabularybuilding.org

infiniti #185679 07/04/09 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: infiniti
Guys..
I found another great vocabulary site. Check it out www.vocabularybuilding.org


Yes, good site, had it bookmarked. Have dyslexia, and have the tendency
to confuse one word for another, so need all the sites I can get. thanks
for the reminder.


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