Socratic Midwifery Watch
I am covering Plato's Theaetetus text, and am currently focusing on Socrates use of the term midwife/midwifery. He is basically saying that just how a midwife assists a women during childbirth, he helps to assist and bring to birth ideas.
I have been asked to consider whether the art of midwifery socrates practices in the Theaetetus is the same as the method of Socratic questioning that he uses in other dialogues such as the Meno and Euthyphro (not sure if you are familiar). I believe that the two are not the same, as in one text (Theaetetus) Socrates appears to be nurturing a particualr answer, while in the others he is playing less of a role and shutting down answers about knowledge. There are no doubt similarities but I don't feel they are entirely the same. What do you guys think?