Sokrates liturgina – rehabilitaatio levinaslaisessa hengessä

Socrates as liturgist – a rehabilitation in the spirit of Levinas

Traditionally Socrates has been labelled as the founder of Western rationalism. The aim of the article is, however, to point out features that do not concur with this traditional interpretation. From the standpoint of Levinasian fundamental ethics, it is argued that there is in Socrates' story a dimension which opens itself towards the Other. This entitles us to call Socrates a liturgist.

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