Socratic ironySocratic irony
pretense of ignorance in a discussion to expose the fallacies in the opponent's logic
Origin of Socratic ironyso called from its use by Socrates as part of the Socratic method
Profession of ignorance and of willingness to learn, used as a ploy to spur others to discover their own ignorance through their attempts to explain a word or concept.
- The practice or act of asking someone a question in order to demonstrate his or her ignorance.