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Adjective, Noun


socratica. [L. Socraticus, Gr. .].
     Of or pertaining to Socrates, the Grecian sage and teacher. (b. c. 469-399), or to his manner of teaching and philosophizing.  [1913 Webster]
    " The Socratic method of reasoning and instruction was by a series of questions leading the one to whom they were addressed to perceive and admit what was true or false in doctrine, or right or wrong in conduct."  [1913 Webster]


socratic, adj. & n.
--adj. of or relating to the Greek philosopher Socrates (d. 399 BC) or his philosophy, esp. the method associated with him of seeking the truth by a series of questions and answers.
--n. a follower of Socrates.

Socratic irony a pose of ignorance assumed in order to entice others into making statements that can then be challenged.
Socratically adv.
L Socraticus f. Gk Sokratikos f. Sokrates



Augustinian, Averroist, Berkeleian, Cartesian, Hegelian, Heideggerian, Heraclitean, Humean, Husserlian, Kantian, Leibnizian, Neo-Hegelian, Neo-Pythagorean, Neoplatonic, Parmenidean, Peripatetic, Platonic, Pyrrhonic, Pythagorean, Sartrian, Schellingian, Schopenhauerian, Scotist, Spencerian, Thomist, Thomistic, Viconian, Wittgensteinian, pre-Socratic

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