Definition of Socratic in English:

Socratic

Line breaks: So|crat¦ic
Pronunciation: /səˈkratɪk
 
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adjective

  • Relating to Socrates or his philosophy.
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    • Furthermore, Socratic philosophy can only be realized through question and answer, and thus the dialogue format of Plato's works allows for this philosophical realization and understanding.
    • The Academy's method of argument was, in the first instance, dialectical, like that of Socrates in Plato's Socratic dialogues.
    • Their model was Socrates as depicted in Plato's Socratic dialogues, where he puts questions to his interlocutors and deduces conclusions unwelcome to them from their replies.

noun

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  • A follower of Socrates.
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    • Just as Heidegger claimed that ‘commemorating’ the philosophy of the pre - Socratics held the key to retrieving a non - objectified relation to the truth of Being, so Buber found a similar capacity in the lived reality of Hasidism.
    • The most vicious of the self-styled Socratics was Critias, not only the leader of the oligarchs who seized control of Athens in 404, but a prolific writer on political-philosophical subjects.
    • Lycon seems to have been an average respectable politician; the Socratics have nothing against him except that he was once the master's professed friend.

Derivatives

Socratically

adverb
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  • Angelo proceeds Socratically with Isabella, teetering between forensic and deliberative styles.
  • The workshop format proceeds by example: participants learn Socratically how to teach Socratically.
  • Truth, according to Climacus, is external to the self and not to be Socratically recollected from within.

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