Socrates was an ass. He argued with sycophants, that's why things always turned out where he wanted. Or at least that's how Plato portrays it. The Method, as it pertains to Socrates himself, is a joke.Which isn't to say it isn't a useful pedagogical device. But if it is, it's in spite of Socrates rather than because of him.Just keep that in mind if the method ever gets under your skin.