Definition of Socratic in English:

Socratic

Syllabification: So·crat·ic
Pronunciation: /səˈkratik
 
/

adjective

Of or 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

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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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