The genius of the Socratic method

Or: how to get people to change their minds, without hating you

Bringing them the plague
Bicerin
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6 min readAug 4, 2023

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There’s a lot of talk in educational circles about ‘the Socratic method’. But the Socratic method or ‘refutation’, elenchus, is a strange beast. Socrates claimed to never teach anyone anything. He also famously claimed that whatever small wisdom he had involved knowing the limits of what he knew.

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Bringing them the plague
Bicerin

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