Précis | Souleymane Bachir Diagne

By Souleymane Bachir Diagne

It is fascinating that in his last lectures Foucault wants to end with an “explication de texte” on Socrates facing death, the figure of the courage of truth. The gesture can be seen as a return to the essential meaning of philosophy: not so much the idea that to philosophize is to get ready for death, but rather the sense that the philosophical life, the force of living is out of reach of death. I plan to propose a short “explication de texte” about that explication de texte.

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