The Socratic Method

What was the Socratic Method? Answer with reference to Euthyphro
The Socratic Method is the process of questioning and answering used by Socrates whilst trying to either prove or disprove the prophecy he received which was dealt by the Oracle at Delphi. Socrates depended on this method to show people that they are ignorant to what they do not know. Due to the nature of Socrates’ conversations with his interlocutors it was unlike he would become popular. He repeatedly refuted the definitions which his interlocutors suggested; this became patronising and resulted in the state of aporia, meaning waylessness. Socrates’ employment of this method is used effectively on Euthyphro as Socrates tries to find a definition for holiness.
Socrates’ eidoi begins as he places himself under Euthyphro as his student, by doing this Socrates causes Euthyphro to believe he is worthy of being a teacher, a form of eirone. This is ironic as Euthyphro is led to believe that he is the teacher, when Socrates is really teaching him that he does not know as much as he believes. After these statuses have been established Socrates begins his process of demanding a definition, analysing it, and refutation. His questions string together to lead Euthyphro through various elements of his definition, and suggests new definitions; Socrates lends his newly formed definition to the ownership of Euthyphro and eventually proves his own definition wrong. As he does this Euthyphro becomes lost amongst the pressure Socrates puts him under, he cannot comprehend what Socrates is saying and becomes lost in his detailed examples and explanations. This part of the Socratic Method is effectively used and becomes a key component in leading Euthyphro to the final state of aporia.
Socrates’ method of inquiry takes Euthyphro through a circular argument. Euthyphro is led to believe that he is part of the process of discovering this circular pattern; however the conclusions which lead to one another are all drawn by...