Machine with no preconceptions, human all preconceptions
Socratic questioning is differentiated from normal questioning on basis of systematic approach and focuses on fundamental concepts. It emphasizes on eliminating all negative and unwanted thoughts filtering all impurities of the mind.
Socrates believed the only key to finding answers is to question and keep on questioning. The only way to improve one’s personality is to question your standards and improve. Questioning is the only tool to discovery.
Socratic irony is when you pretend to be ignorant in order to expose the ignorance or inconsistency of someone else.