Woolf touches lightly on elenchus
, "an exhausting process," and cites without comment the image of Socrates in Alcibiades's speech in the Symposium, which praises "the divine images of his mind .
Richard Stauffer claims that we will never know whether or not Calvin was aware of the Elenchus
1) For some brief bibliographies see Mark McPherran, 'The Aporetic Interlude and Fifth Elenchus
of Plato's Euthyphro', Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 25 (2003): 4 nn.
The legacy of his work on legal education today is largely elenchus
, a concept whereby the teacher elucidates to the student that she does not understand what she thought she understood:
When Thrasymachus thus accuses Socrates of lying, his words are also unintentionally ironic, because Socrates is not lying, he is teaching through elenchus
Entre 1642 y 1656 aparecio, en cinco partes, Historie memorabili de' nostri tempi, editada por Alesandro Zilioli, Bisaccioni, Avogadro y Brusoni, en cuya quinta parte se narraban los acontecimientos ingleses y se traducia en su integridad la obra del fisico royalist George Bate, Elenchus
Motuum Nuperorum in Anglia (A short historical account of the rise and progress of the late troubles in England, 1650) un trabajo que ya habia sido publicado por Avogadro y que su editor consideraba como la relacion sobre aquellos hechos mas sustancial, breve y fidedigna que habia visto la luz hasta el momento.
Critical introspection is indispensable using the elenchus
with the right individual to guide it.
El libro, publicado en Alcala, 1626 y Lyon, 1627, fue examinado por la Inquisicion, condenado en 1628 y prohibido en el Elenchus
Reeve argues that Socrates' trust in the daimonion was rational because it was grounded in arguments; Socrates derived the authority of the daimonion and of divine commands in general through the elenchus
Socratic discussions, also known as the method of Elenchus
, was introduced by the Greek philosopher Socrates (Levinson, 2007).
The Socratic method of elenchus
was not the teaching Socrates transmitted to his opponents, less clever than him, but just the stimulation of rational inquiries at all the participants.
From dialogue based on the dialogus, on dialectics and elenchus
(Socrates and Plato), through religious dialogue as communion (Buber) and the 'fusion of horizons' (Gadamer), through dialogue as the' ideal speech community' and redemption of validity claims inherent in ordinary discourse (Habermas), to dialogue as the 'great conversation of mankind' (Oakshott) and minimalist conversational ethics as the basis for civility (Rorty), the experiment of Western dialogue indicates a shift from questions of ontology and argumentative logic (dialectics) to forms of non-dialectical dialogue where the nature and conditions of dialogue emulates more closely the practical and everyday aspects on conversation.
Socrates (perhaps prematurely) conceives this is as a good moment to introduce Alcibiades into the dynamic of the elenchus
On the one hand, it does seem that psychoanalysis might have something particular to say to, and about, Socrates' elenchus
, as a discourse that claims only to aid others to learn what they already knew (hence the Platonic anamnesis), if indeed it does anything more than 'paralyze' them in their previous certainties.
The book was attacked by Noel Beda, then defended in Erasmus's Elenchus
, Divinationes add notata Bedae, and Supputatio calumniarum Natalis Bedae, ultimately to no avail, since the Faculty of Theology in Paris condemned the Paraphrases in 1527.