By Ramin Jahanbegloo,Fred R. Dallmayr

ISBN-10: 1498541453

ISBN-13: 9781498541459

The suggestion of disobedient awareness and the rebellious Socratic brain that grows out of this e-book is, peculiarly, a made of Ramin Jahanbegloo’s existence conferences with the 2 it appears contradictory worlds of philosophy and politics. extra accurately, it's the results of impending the general public realm when it comes to a philosophical quest for fact and justice. This stressed quest for fact and justice has a background that keeps to endure upon us, besides the fact that a lot we elect to disregard it. we will be able to take into consideration the present scenario of philosophy by means of exploring that heritage. a dead ringer for Socrates represents a mid-point among politics and philosophy; the Socratic brain, exemplified via the presence of the general public gadfly in background, unearths itself first and foremost of a brand new fight for fact. the adventure to this fight began with the trial of Socrates, through the studies of Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Albert Camus. however the forging of the rebellious brain and the maintaining of the civic activity of philosophy are ambitions which impose themselves to every people at any time when we're reminded by means of the urgency of critical pondering in our personal darkish instances. The way forward for humankind inevitably calls for convictions and commitments, however it additionally calls for Socratic rebels, of the brain and of motion, who've the braveness to swim opposed to the tide.

Examining dissent within the historical past of philosophy, this e-book will attract students of political idea and political philosophy and to students and scholars of political and highbrow history.

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