In short, the theme of "Autonomy and Responsibility" becomes more intelligible once two shortfalls are remedied: first, failure to recognize a good reasons model of ethical reasoning in the elenchial activities of Plato's historical Socrates; and second, failure to adequately correct Plato's historical Socrates with guises of Socrates offered by contemporaries such as Xenophon and Aristophanes and by next-generation historians of philosophy such as Aristotle. However, only the first shortfall will be remedied in what follows.



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