Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Quotes 2017 #117

"More than any other, the figure of Socrates is highly indicative of the autodidactic and individualist tendency of philosophical thought, and that is why this figure is taken for an authentic beginning. Socrates is typically portrayed as the philosopher who received no teaching, the one who found truth in himself and by himself. A legend about Socrates' father offers an almost transparent indication that the attitude might be connected with a withdrawal of paternal authority."

Jean-Joseph Goux, Oedipus, Philosopher (Catherine Porter trans.)