Society for Philosophy in Practice

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Socratic Dialogue

Socratic Dialogue is a co-operative attempt to search for answers to conceptual questions, such as "When do we learn?" and "What are the limits of tolerance?". The process begins with systematic reflection upon one concrete example drawn from the experience of one of the participants (by consensus of the group). This method was developed by German philosopher Leonard Nelson at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Socratic Dialogue is increasingly used with managers and professionals in businesses and organisations, especially in Germany and the Netherlands, but its diverse possibilities include education, healthcare and counselling.

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