Méditations autour de Socrate

Authors: Bergeron, Jean-François
Advisor: De Koninck, Thomas
Abstract: Socrates today. What relevance? What use? What would he teach us? What would he free us from? Where would he lead us? To answer these questions, no doubt, is to do over again the trial of Socrates, and to judge the latter ourselves. It is noteworthy that, day after day, our world remains very near condemning the philosopher, as did the Athenians of that time. While we might imagine there may lie an infinite distance between those despisers of Socrates and ourselves, our actual kinship with them is almost immediately brought to the fore by this opinion alone. Our central concern here is, in point of fact, precisely to determine what, in our present world, would indeed encourage the killing of Socrates as well as of what he perfectly embodies, philosophy. There lies our thesis: what is it that kills Socrates? To try to answer this should also help clarify all questions related to what good a Socrates may bring to a civilization such as ours; in a word, then, how not to repeat such blunders as those committed by the Athenians against him. We must imperatively become better, turn to the Good. Our lives depend on it. We depend on Socrates.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/28222
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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