If your conclusion was based on such a method, then it created a false situation which does not necessarily entail getting at any 'truth'.
Are you really suggesting that we validate a conclusion by the means that acquired it?
The conclusion is the conclusion and must be seen objectively.
If you are saying that the means to get to the truth is unfair because it entails
trapping a person in their own confusion then I have no sympathy for your
idea and frankly it is banal .
Where did I say that you don't know what you are talking about ?
The main purpose of this thread is for me to clarify what is understood by the 'Socratic Method' - and I was rather hoping that more people would reply.
You said I was wrong about Gray. In other words, that I do not know what I am talking about, when, in fact, the person who is totally and hopelessly clueless is yourself.
My contention is that your thread, later described as a 'Thought Experiment', was not an example of using the Socratic Method, as previously outlined.
Why was it not ? what is the difference?
When Socrates defended himself at his trial ,in terms of him corrupting the youth
where in his reply do we not find artifice ; all be it rather shallow at that.
You basically have made a statement that TJH is wrong based entirely on
what may I ask ?
Why don't you do yourself a favour and dis-guard any notion you have that you are
worthy of being taking seriously.
If you wish to criticize my ideas ,I would appreciate some scholarship, in the process and not some pretentious pseudo intellectual waffle .