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  Encyclopedia: Elenchos
In Plato's early dialogues, the elenchos is the technique Socrates uses to investigate, for example, the nature or definition of ethical concepts such as justice or virtue.
The exact nature of the elenchos is subject to a great deal of debate, in particular concerning whether it is a positive method, leading to knowledge, or a negative method used solely to refute false claims to knowledge.
Project Elenchos is dedicated to the analysis of arguments concerning the justification of democracy, advanced by philosophers and political theorists, and the presentation of these arguments in an interactive argumentation base.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Elenchos   (650 words)

  
 Whip Scars on the Naked Soul Abtract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Two elements in particular, the nakedness of the soul and the traces of ill-health visible to the judge, correspond to the description of the Socratic elenchos.
The elenchos too is a painful treatment, and Socrates' interlocutors squirm like little children when they are forced to take their medicine.
When the souls of his interlocutors are exposed to the judgement of the Socratic elenchos, the festering wounds caused by their ways of life are laid bare.
www.brynmawr.edu /classics/redmonds/whipscars.html   (581 words)

  
 Plato's Defence of Justice:
I propose the following: although the elenchos examines propositions, it examines mostly a certain kind of proposition, and of those propositions we may say that they determine the kind of life led by the person who believes them, and the state of their soul.
While the elenchos works with propositions, they are not the prime subject of the examination: the elenchos examines lives and souls.
This is thus the first function of the elenchos: to demonstrate to citizens that they will be better off setting their thoughts on the goodness of their souls, and ensure that they follow this advice.
www.bilkent.edu.tr /~berges/phd.htm   (19598 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.05.30
He has shown earlier that Xenophon's account of the elenchos is much closer to the simple non-philosophic meaning of the term, where to refute someone is simply to humiliate that person by exposing their flaws to public ridicule.
All he denies is that the elenchos was the sum total of Socrates' good deeds in the field of education in virtue.
D's later discussion of Euthydemus shows that although the elenchos does not instill virtue in Euthydemus, it is still a useful or necessary precursor to such instruction, since it assists in bringing about the recognition of ignorance, which is indispensable to learning.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2005/2005-05-30.html   (3356 words)

  
 Tapestry of the God's, v. III, Astro-Rayology
elenchos, which he largely applied to the examination of key moral concepts.
elenchos earned the moniker "gadfly of Athens." ' elenctic method was often imitated by the young men of Athens, which greatly upset the established moral values and order.
It is known that there was also a political motive for the indictment of, despite that three years earlier a general amnesty on all political crimes was decreed.
www.makara.us /04mdr/01writing/03tg/bios/Socrates.htm   (2913 words)

  
 Literary Encyclopedia: Sophistes [The Sophist]
Thus the dialogues demonstrate a dialectic that is negative insofar as Platonic elenchos, or reduction to absurdity, involves posing a crucial question and then indicating a reason to doubt the truth of every proposed answer.
In Sophist the aporia revealed by way of irony and elenchos is supplemented by remembrance of a “wholeness” (to holon) that is more than the sum of its parts because its being is defined negatively, by difference.
His elenchos clears the way for a paradoxical transformation of being that one undergoes, but is unable to adequately express in logos.
www.litencyc.com /php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=13441   (2320 words)

  
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With the loss of an enemy to unite them, and the loss of Black Point, who had died in battle, they gradually fell apart in painful dissension, and ended up going their separate ways, and none of them have ever found since what they had as part of Prismstar.
Elenchos comes from the alternate dimension from which the attempted invasion came, and apparently disappeared when the "antenna" that was holding open a gate between the worlds was finally destroyed.
Elenchos was never seen in any physical form, and claimed to actually be a being of pure energy.
afeldspar.tripod.com /OSFic/Prismstar/PrismstarUniverse.txt   (1221 words)

  
 Elenchos - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Elenchos (Greek: ἔλεγχος, a cross-examination for the purpose of refutation), sometimes spelt 'elenchus', is the central technique of the Socratic method.
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Elenchos contains research on
Elenchos, The elenctic technique, References and See also.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Elenchos   (320 words)

  
 PH19C Socrates
His tactic, called the "elenchos", is, then, to induce the person to make a claim, p, which Socrates intends to challenge, and then to make various other claims, q, r, etc. which the person admits lead to a contradiction of some sort, often not-p.
The elenchos stimulates a general interest in deductive logic, since it is essential that the moves from accepted premises to the conclusions that embody a contradiction should not merely seem acceptable but actually be impregnable.
In concentrating on the logic of the elenchos, I am not to be taken as supposing that Socrates was aware of all this.
www.uwichill.edu.bb /bnccde/ph19c/ph19csocrates20045.htm   (9938 words)

  
 The Sacred Fount in Plato's Cave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Elenchos () appears in the Greek vocabulary (as noun, verb, and adjective) from the beginnings of the written language to modern demotic speech (contemporary meanings of the noun elenchteis () range from ticket collector to auditor and critic; the verb means 'to control' or 'to monitor').
In Homer it denotes 'disgrace,' 'shame,' and 'reproach.' The warriors of the Trojan War prefer death to the dishonour such a stinging term of abuse conveys.
By the era of Periclean Athens, elenchos has acquired the more forensic sense of 'putting to trial' or 'test.' Sophocles, whose plays were staged in Athens during Socrates' lifetime, frequently uses both the nominal and verbal forms of the word in this sense.
www.utpjournals.com /product/utq/713/713_furlani.html   (5504 words)

  
 The Artist...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
elenchos: You know, I just realized what a mistake it is for niave parents to get their bright-eyed young child one of those iMacs to go off to college with.
elenchos: Most of the time you can use the network, but not your files or your email because the server isn't working.
No offense elenchos, you are a great writer and all that, but you don't know anything about technology.
www.adequacy.org /public/stories/2002.2.6.131125.3356.html   (1637 words)

  
 Introduction
The arguments of a philosophical theory in the knowledge base will be represented in first-order logic, with the possibility of using a syntax to that of the programming language Prolog.
For the first time the computer will be used in such broad scale to determine the conceptual links of the stored philosophical information from the European heritage.
Project Elenchos has educational advantages, insofar as it gives the designer of the database the control in the interactive exchange between user and computer.
gnosiogenesis.dcs.kcl.ac.uk /introduction.html   (571 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is the word "elenchos" and it means a "proof." Faith is the "proof" of things not seen.
That is your "elenchos," your witness, that is your proof, that is your evidence that what you are saying is true.
So "elenchos" in this case is a strong feeling or attitude in response to the knowledge of sin.
bibletools.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.show/CT/transcript/k/203/printer/friendly   (7078 words)

  
 How Buddhist was Plato
Secondly, Socrates' chief method of enquiry, the elenchos, involves the attempt to reach a universal definition, usually of a virtue, by using the relative means of probing the assumptions of his interlocutors so as to remove inconsistencies in their views.
The elenchos achieves this by guiding the interlocutor out of the limitations of his explicit dogmatic or skeptical moral views towards a broader view, by making more of his implicit moral views explicit and revealing the contradictions between these newly revealed moral views and the previously asserted ones.
According to Hadot, many modern commentators are perplexed by, not only Plato, but nearly all ancient philosophy, because they fail to understand the fundamental point of the texts' psychological or spiritual functionality, which emerges not from ancient texts themselves so much as their relationship to their context [12].
www.purifymind.com /BuddhistPlato.htm   (8008 words)

  
 Classics 10A (Fall 2003): Lectures Week 12
"give an account": examination, cross-examination (elenchos), dialectic (vs. eristic); eironeia (irony: adopting a pose of less knowledge or status than you are entitled to); aporia (puzzlement)
use of elenchos with accuser: comparing other situations (e.g.
elenchos to show Eros is characterized by lack, lacks beauty and the good
socrates.berkeley.edu /~pinax/classics10a/LecturesWeek12_03.html   (951 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1998.10.11
justifies a radical difference between the received view of the elenchos, which involves "propositional inconsistency," and her proposed "scope inconsistency" by claiming that definitions involve properties having extensions, not sentential truth values.
Socrates' actual elenchos of definitions supposedly does not reject the definition's entire content, and that, M. holds, differentiates it from the "received view." A counter-example to M. is Euthyphro's definition of piety as "What is dear to the gods is the holy, what is not dear, the unholy" at Euthyphro 7a.
That seems wrong, for Socrates' elenchos is said to demonstrate interlocutors' ignorance in the Apology, not their inability to express viable knowledge or beliefs, and it appears to reveal ignorance in the other dialogues too, and only secondarily to reveal inability to express thought.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1998/1998-10-11.html   (3278 words)

  
 WebMobil24.com - Fahrzeugliste Volker Möhler GmbH
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www.webmobil24.com /web/gr/haendler_homepages/moehler-all/liste.htm?nomenu=1&background=http://www.moehler-bremen.de/wm24/images/bggebraucht.jpg&   (3251 words)

  
 Hebrews 11:1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Estin de pistis elpizomevoon hupostasis pragmatoon elenchos ou blepomenoon One way of looking at Hebrews 11:1 is to consider elpizomevoon as objective genitive receiving the action from the action noun hupostasis, which is from huphistamai (cf.
Greek hupostasis is equivalent to Latin substantia and English substance (hypo = sub, stasis = stantia).
As for the second half, elenchos is from elenchoo, meaning show, demonstrate, bring to light, expose, test, reprove, convict.
lists.ibiblio.org /pipermail/b-greek/1999-May/005506.html   (437 words)

  
 Re: GRR: Seattle 6,000 mile service.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Thanks elenchos, poltroon and cabbey for a great day.
I was pleasantly surprised to show up and get to watch and assist in valve adjustment and carb balancing.
And of course, because it was Seattle, we were able to check the ninja250 board on elenchos' WiFi notebook as we finished our coffee/microbrew at the cafe.
ninja250.kingston.net /board/cgi-bin/article.cgi?263317   (180 words)

  
 CURRICULUM VITAE
[3]           “The Socratic Elenchos” to appear in Cambridge Companion to Socrates, ed.
Elenchos” at the Pacific Division Meetings of the APA, March 1993.
[38]         “The Philosophical Method After the Elenchos in the Meno” presented at the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, February 2002.
www.ou.edu /ouphil/faculty/benson/bvita.html.prev   (1662 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Heresiography in Context: Hippolytus' Elenchos as a Source for Greek Philosophy - ...
Barnes and Noble.com - Heresiography in Context: Hippolytus' Elenchos as a Source for Greek Philosophy - Jaap Mansfeld - Hardcover
We invite you to browse for a new selection.
A new assessment of the sources used--the first serious attempt since that of Diels in 1879--hinges on an analysis of Hippolytus' method of presentation, which is a blend of cento and exegesis geared to his anti-Gnostic purpose.
btobsearch.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=346P6HBAZ2&btob=&isbn=9004096167&itm=7   (243 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A. Constructivism: Socrates takes and is justified in taking his elenchos to establish the truth of atomic propositions B. NonConstructivism: Socrates neither takes nor would he be justified if he did take his elenchos capable of establishing the truth of atomic propositions
[1] The only property Socrates requires that the premises of the elenchos have is that they are believed by the interlocutor (the doxastic constraint).
[3] Consequently, Socrates fails to recognize an epistemic distinction between the premises of the elenchos and the apparent refutand.
faculty-staff.ou.edu /B/Hugh.H.Benson-1/Republic/639304%20wk1c.htm   (212 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Philosophy Colloquium on 'The True Character of Elenchos'
Robert Metcalf, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver, will present "The True Character of Elenchos" this Friday, Feb. 18, at 4:10 p.m.
It is free and open to the public.
comment.colostate.edu /content/print_article.asp?article_id=342366557   (41 words)

  
 NNL database - Full view of document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Aspis orthodoxias e apologia kai elenchos pros tous diasyrontas ten Anatoliken Ekklesian.
The acts and decrees of the Synod of Jerusalem, sometimes called the Council of Bethlehem, holden under Dositheus, Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1672.
Translation of Aspis orthodoxias e apologia kai elenchos pros tous diasyrontas ten Anatoliken Ekklesian.
ram1.huji.ac.il /ALEPH/ENG/NNL/NNL/NNL/FIND-ACC/2297786   (100 words)

  
 Plato: Syllabus
September 4: Review of materials on the transition to Attic Greek; careful reading in Greek and translation of the opening lines of the Apology, with attention to grammatical and lexical forms significant to Socrates' argument and thought.
September 10: Review of the opening of the Apology; study of the forms and uses of pascho, elenchos, doxa, deinos; translation at sight.
Examination of the Socratic elenchos and its survival in modern applications:
www.cnr.edu /home/sas/araia/plato.html   (1164 words)

  
 BMCR-L: BMCR 2005.05.30, Dorion/Bandini, Xe/nophon Me/morables. Livre I
He does this in one of the most important sections of the introduction, Xe/nophon et l'elenchos, which I will discuss in some detail.
Even in 1.4.1 Xenophon accepts that Socrates was most able (KRA/TISTON) at exhorting others to virtue by means of the elenchos, and he often praises Socrates for exorting others to virtue, as in the passage quoted above, as well as in 1.4.19, 1.6.14, and 2.1.1.
1.4.1), other accounts in which the elenchos plays a greater role.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/BMCR-L/2005/0196.php   (3410 words)

  
 Generalia (Bibliography of Skepticism in the Ancient World)
___, "Sextus Empiricus and the Peripatetics," in Elenchos, Vol.
___, "The Beliefs of a Pyrrhonist," in Elenchos, Vol.
Sedley, David, "Sextus Empiricus and the Atomist Criteria of Truth," in Elenchos, Vol.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/richard_carrier/gen.html   (3557 words)

  
 Plato [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Socrates is represented as extremely agile in question-and-answer, which has come to be known as "the Socratic method of teaching," or "the elenchus" (or elenchos-from the Greek term for refutation), with Socrates nearly always playing the role as questioner, for he claimed to have no wisdom of his own to share with others.
Plato's Socrates, in this period, was adept at reducing even the most difficult and recalcitrant interlocutors to confusion and self-contradiction.
In the early period dialogues, as we have said, the mode of philosophizing was refutative question-and-answer (called elenchos or the "Socratic method").
www.iep.utm.edu /p/plato.htm   (7918 words)

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