Abstract: Plato’s Socrates is famous for claiming that “I know one thing: That I know nothing”. Nevertheless Socrates repeatedly refers to his expert knowledge of erôtikê technê, which may be translated as “erotic expertise”. I argue that the purposes this expertise serve are, to a signicant extent, educational in nature: Socrates has certain erotic educational methods that participate in his expertise on erôs. In addition, I suggest that Socrates uses two kinds of psychological techniques while practicing his erotic expertise through these erotic educational methods.

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