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The pursuit for the meaning of knowledge a search the scholar Socrates had great difficulty achieving He takes us into a world of questioning and makes us contemplate our thoughts of the particular concept on hand In order to focus on the statements given to him which were to defuse his drive of the question he analyzed Analyzing brought upon a whole variety of methods which in turn broke down the big question into countless smaller questions Evidently the definitions given to him are disproved a repeated scenario for young Theaetetus Thus Socrates explored human thought to a point only a few men in history have achieved and we can that this was an art he tried to teach Theaetetus and those who were interested This is what must be proven whether Socrates teachings were to alter the behavior of how the pupil sees knowledge or to just change the pupils knowledge Part of Socrates great art was to find a reasonable question out of statements given to him Theaetetus was always asked to answer honestly and without regret the questions that were given to him Take for example the first question given to him-what is knowledge Socrates would then focus on the response Theaetetus gave him and determined its credibility Mostly the statements were disproved and Socrates would ask him if hed agree Evidently this was a cycle that never broke but both were not in any way discouraged By agreeing to continue Theaetetus not only became enlightened of Socrates teachings he also accepted his way of thinking Further finding to portray Socrates as a man of teaching can be found in the basic parts of his method of question-answer When Theaetetus presents his answer to the question of the moment Socrates would then derive a statement which would express his thoughts of the answer The answer was integrated into the discussion and this was what Socrates would express
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