A City Guide To Shanwei for Embarrassed and resentful, Euthyphro rushes away to carry out his prosecution, despite its demonstrated lack of epistemological and ethical legitimacy. Socrates is left behind to carry on his ironic thinking. To be sure, Socrates is eager enough to poke holes in any inflated intellectual egos that come his way. Yet Socrates is ironic not because of what he presumes of others, but because of what he does not presume of himself. Irony, Aristotle states, is the opposite of boastfulness”the ironic person denies that which he is thought to possess. Socrates denies his own possession of knowledge. The irony of Socrates validates the oracle’s claim that he is the wisest of men. A City Guide To Shanwei 2016.