Philosophy as a way of life

 

Simon Farrow

1 Apr 2014

Details The French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-84) was a controversial figure who in the last years of his life turned to an interest in the philosophy and ethics of ancient Greece and Rome. Pierre Hadot (1922-2010) was a specialist in that area of study and debated with Foucault on it. Both, in different ways, saw the ancient Graeco-Roman philosophy as a living option for modern humans. Simon Farrow examines their respective views, against the background of his own discovery of the two writers over the last thirty years.