This Essay examines Socratic teaching by investigating Socrates' practice in the Meno. Its companion essay, Bitter Knowledge: Socrates and Teaching by Disillusionment, examines Socratic teaching by investigating my own practice in law school today. They are meant to complement and to complicate one another, as they also are meant to extend and to supplement some of the views of Socratic teaching expressed in two earlier essays of mine: Thomas D. Eisele, Must Virtue Be Taught?, 37 J. LEGAL EDUC. 495 (1987) [hereinafter Eisele, Virtue]; and Thomas D. Eisele, "Never Mind the Manner of My Speech": The Dilemma of Socrates' Defense in the Apology, 14 LEGAL STUD. F. 253 (1990) [hereinafter Eisele, Speech].
Eisele, Thomas D., "The Poverty of Socratic Questioning: Asking and Answering In The Meno" (1994). Faculty Articles and Other Publications. 36.