Quotation concerning the value of conversation

Jonathan Rée talking about Socrates:

'. . . he's someone who engages in conversation not in order to express the truths which he takes himself to be in possession of but to go with the ebb and flow. He thinks that truth happens in the ebb and flow of conversation, of engagements with other people'

This quotation is taken from an episode of In Our Time, the BBC Radio 4 series created by Melvyn Bragg; the episode in question is mainly concerned with Soren Kierkegaard.

It seems to me to sum up the spirit of the Thinkers' Dinner concept rather neatly.