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Re: Should a Socratic Dialogue be attempted?

by davies (Vicar)
on Oct 15, 2009 at 16:51 UTC ( #801388=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Should a Socratic Dialogue be attempted?

A late follow-up, but one based on recent, relevant experience. Helping me in the chatterbox earlier this week, Moritz (++) gave me both the quick answer and a link to a page of documentation. Coincidentally, I already had that page open. I needed help because I couldn't understand what I had read there and elsewhere, but once I had the solution to put alongside the docs and the reading I had done, I understood what the docs meant. But I didn't feel the chatterbox was an appropriate place for a detailed analysis of my woes and failings. :-) I wouldn't know how to distinguish between the issue you describe and my situation, which I like to feel is different.

See the happy moron
He doesn't give a damn
I wish I was a moron
My God! Perhaps I am!

Regards,

John Davies


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Re^2: Should a Socratic Dialogue be attempted?
by apl (Monsignor) on Oct 19, 2009 at 12:42 UTC
    (Sorry for the late response.)
    wouldn't know how to distinguish between the issue you describe and my situation, which I like to feel is different.

    Moritz answered in the ideal fashion, and you were already acting as the ideal student, continuing to research on your own.

    My question (was it really two years ago?) was more for the case of the OP who just doesn't want to think about the problem he's trying to solve. You're like the person trying to learn how to fish in order to feed himself, as opposed to the baby bird who just tilts his head back waiting to be fed by Mama. We often provide the pre-masticated food, rather than teaching how to bait the hook.

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