International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2020)

The role of the ‘Socratic method’ in the developmental stages of philosophy


Pulenthiran Nesan

This study aims to uncover man-centered ideas by Socrates through his method (Socratic) in the course of his inquiry, free from the research of the philosophy of nature. The problem with this study is how Socrates was able to make a proper investigate into man and his life, despite the influence of his earlier thinking. What is the meaning of life? Hypotheses such as the practical application of discipline in life are put forward. Information related to this subject is derived from reports, texts, etc. of a previous study, and the study uses descriptive analysis. Greek philosophy, delighted with Ionian thought, led to the next stage of development as the Sophist thinking. It was these Sophists who first proposed the concept of man. Socrates' philosophy, which developed after them, further clarified the study of man and established a new system of philosophy. His method of dialogue, which transcends precedents, revealed the solid foundations of man, and his method was passed on to the next generation by the direct student Plato and others, such as Aristotle. It also had great influence on philosophy. This research paper is set to reveal these issues.
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Pulenthiran Nesan. The role of the ‘Socratic method’ in the developmental stages of philosophy. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2020, Pages 72-75
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research