From Xenophon's Memorabilia he learned when a boy the Socratic method of argument.
In his Socratic power of convincing his pupils of their ignorance he did more than perhaps any other man of his time to awaken in those who came under his sway the desire for knowledge and the process of independent thought.
He made use of the Socratic method of instruction and left no writings.
The special function of the so-called "Socratic dialectic" was to show the inadequacy of popular beliefs.
Plato extended the Socratic discovery to the whole of reality and while seeking to see the pre-Socratics with the eyes of Socrates sought " to see Socrates with the.