Editor’s Note: The Irrationalist: The Tragic Murder of René Descartes by Andrew Pessin is now available here.
Socrates: Another philosopher whose ideas caused troubles great and small…
If you saw him on the street you’d probably cross to the other side. And yet before him, there was nothing; while after him, there’s all of Western philosophy. Not bad for someone whose life would end, before long, with some large gulps of poison.
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