Ancient Philosophy Today 3 (2):133-147 (2021)

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Alkis Kotsonis
University of Edinburgh
I. S. Lytra
University of Edinburgh
Duncan Pritchard
University of California, Irvine
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Our aim in this paper is to argue that Socrates is an intellectual character builder. We show that the Socratic Method, properly understood, is a tool for developing the intellectual character of students. It motivates agents towards the truth and helps them to develop the cognitive skills to gain knowledge of the truth. We further elucidate this proposal by comparing the Socratic Method, so understood, with the widely held contemporary view that the epistemic aim of education is the development of the intellectual virtues.
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