Reflections on Socratic dialogue I: the theoretical background in a modern context

Carol Bennett, Jane Anderson, Petia Sice

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Abstract

This paper gives a concise overview of the history and meaning of Socratic Dialogue and how it has been developed and used in modern times. The process of Socratic dialogue is seen as an environment for enhancing learning and in enabling the emergence of new meaning to be articulated in language, thereby making the understanding more accessible to the group. The authors also share their perspective as participants in Socratic dialogues. It is suggested that Socratic dialogue enables open communication and empathic listening, development of shared meaning, enhanced insight and increased moral accountability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-169
JournalPhilosophy of Management
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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