maieutic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning the aspect of the Socratic technique that causes a respondent to formulate latent concepts through a dialectic or logical series of concerns.
    • maieutical
    • Serving to aid childbirth.
    • Aiding, or looking after, this is and explanation of ideas or language.
  • others:
    • Serving to aid or facilitate childbearing; thus, in the Socratic technique (see II.) aiding in bringing forth, in a metaphorical good sense; offering to educe or generate.
  • noun:
    • The art of midwifery: used by Socrates to your method he pursued in investigating and imparting truth; intellectual midwifery.

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