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In Socrates’ footsteps: The deep entanglement of love and wisdom

Author: Laura Candiotto (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Research Fellow at the Free University of Berlin.) Socrates the Sylenus, Socrates the gadfly, Socrates the doctor of the soul, Socrates the babbling sophist, Socrates the master, Socrates the corrupter of the youth… We could add many other epithets to this list about the great philosopher who lived in 5th century BC Athens. Indeed, Plato and the other Socratics provided extraordinary snapshots of this man whose thought and ...

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