The Socratic Method

“THRASYMACHUS: What’s that you’re saying?

SOCRATES: Just what you said, I believe…. Haven’t you admitted that the Rulers…. sometimes mistake their own best interests, and that at the same time it is right for the subjects to obey?…

THRASYMACHUS: Yes, I suppose so.

SOCRATES: Well, that amounts to admitting that it is right to do what is not to the interest of the Rulers or the stronger party…. You with your intelligence must see how that follows.” 1

  1. Capaldi, Nicholas. The Art of Deception. Prometheus Books, 1971. 125. []
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