Socratic Method


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Have you ever been in a class that used the Socratic Method- or simply used in real life? How has it worked for you?

(For the uninitiated, the way they diagnose stuff in House is similar to the Socratic method- questions are asked of opinions or statements to figure out if they follow a logical route of thinking)


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I think the Socratic Method is useful for encouraging people to really put some thought into their opinions. Imagining that your every opinion will be subject to rigorous questioning leads to some pretty deep thinking. Asking folks a bunch of vague questions and expecting immediate answers, though, is a great way to make them want to poison you with hemlock. :)