Questions Versus Coercion: The Dialectic between Socrates and Marx

Questions Versus Coercion: The Dialectic between Socrates and Marx

Today we will be discussing dialectics, or the art of refutation and understanding the “opposite” according to Socrates, and how he used it to arrive at a truer understanding of life. We will follow up with how Hegel and Karl Marx understood dialectics and how it led to their ethos of struggle.

Today’s Guest:

Eric Bess is a writer, a fine artist, and a PhD candidate in aesthetic philosophy.

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“Alcibades Being Taught By Socrates.” Painting by François-André Vincent. [Public domain]