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Many teachers now think of the Socratic method as the technique of encouraging students to say whatever they know about a topic.

Often Socratic conversation induces utter confusion—the ancient Greek word is aporia—and ends with no clear solution to a problem.

You need philosophy, not the modern bull session kind but the Socratic method of “What the hell am I thinking?”

Socratic dialogue during strenuous exercise: take that, effete philosophers!

Solomon recounts a recurring Socratic dialogue between Robbins and Stein, Bock, and Harnick.

The Socratic philosophy, as expounded by Plato, survived the wrecks of material greatness.

I did not like the Socratic method he had adopted in this conversation, and I turned the tables on him.

To gain time for thought he fell back upon the Socratic method, and began asking questions.

I cannot have a doubt that it was strength of tradition that imputed such a use of the Socratic name and character to Plato.

Haeckel's system is mainly poetico-mythical, chiefly on the lines of some of the pre-Socratic philosophers.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to Socratic, such as: examining, heuristic, interested, interrogative, probing, and prying.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.