Single Idea 22099

[catalogued under 2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 2. Elenchus]

Full Idea

Socrates tended to prefer the method of questioning, for this made it clear that the student was discovering the truth within himself.

Gist of Idea

The method of Socrates shows the student is discovering the truth within himself


report of Socrates (reports of career [c.420 BCE]) by Clare Carlisle - Kierkegaard: a guide for the perplexed 7

Book Reference

Carlisle,Clare: 'Kierkegaard: guide for the perplexed' [Continuum 2006], p.137

A Reaction

Sounds like it will only facilitate conceptual analysis, and excludes empirical knowledge. Can you say to Socrates 'I'll just google that'?