Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Socratic Method

Some of my students will be reading Plato this week, and in their bibliography of 'helpful secondary literature', under the entry of Socratic method, I decided to list the classic essay by Peter Geach on the Euthyphro, which explains how Socrates always pursued the meaning of a term T: what is T? I also assigned the 1973 Tower of Power classic, 'What is Hip?' A fine example, I would say, of the Socratic method.