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ERIC Number: EJ1203593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Dialogue and Discussion: Reflections on a Socratic Method
Altorf, Hannah Marije
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v18 n1 p60-75 Feb 2019
This article starts from the observation that Socratic dialogues in the Nelson-Heckmann tradition can create a sense of belonging or community among participants. This observation has led me to the current argument that Socratic dialogue offers an alternative to more prominent forms of conversation, which I have called 'discussion' and 'discourse of uncritical acceptance.' I explain the difference between these forms of conversation by considering the role of experience in Socratic dialogue and the requirement that participants put themselves in each other's shoes. My argument is structured according to the different phases in a Socratic dialogue and placed within the literature on this method, as well as Hannah Arendt's writing on imagination.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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