A City Guide To Luxu for Again, Socratic thought comes to mind. As recorded by Plato, many of Socrates’ concepts and ideas remain with us today in a relatively intact form. Yet Socrates understood himself to be playing the role of the midwife, aiding in the birth not of particular thoughts but of particular ways of thinking. He produced a macro-meme known as the Socratic method. This is a method of teaching by means of posing probing questions. Though the Socratic method is still widely employed today, it often fosters memes that are quite different from those Plato recorded in his dialogues. Socrates’ own memes, in turn, have undergone countless mutations at the hands of his many interpreters. A City Guide To Luxu 2016.