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Socrates was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher who is credited as being one of the founders of Western philosophy, along with Plato, his student, and Aristotle. Much of the available information on Socrates came from the writings of Plato, and it was through Plato's writings that we know of the Socratic method of education, which is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions are asked in order to encourage insight.

 

 

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