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  1. Socrates is a reformer of theoretical and practical philosophy. As Aristotle pointed out, Socrates founded scientific methodology in the form of inductive reasoning and definition.

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    His method is as follows: the interlocutor is asked systematic questions. Moreover, their goal is to bring the interlocutor to an understanding of his own ignorance.

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    This is ironic. However, ironic representation of contradictions is not the essence of this method. The point is that the truth is revealed through the disclosure of contradictions.

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    Socrates claimed that his method was like a midwife. Because it helps the truth to be born into the world.

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    To discover the truth, thought is divided into links. A question is formulated from each link. And for each such question there is a short answer, which is clear in advance. A “dialogue with the interception of the initiative” is being conducted.

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    The Socratic method is supplemented and continued by Maieutics.

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    As you can see, the Socratic method is inherently based on provoking the interlocutor.

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