What if self-questioning could provoke an extreme attentiveness to a rich inner life? In pursuit of this question, a mixed group of highly fallible thinkers gather together in the north of England. Will they be able to respond to the actual events of their lives, and reinvent philosophy as a collective spiritual exercise?
About the Author
Philip Goodchild is Professor of Religion and Philosophy in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the author of Gilles Deleuze and the Question of Philosophy, Deleuze and Guattari: An Introduction to the Politics of Desire, Capitalism and Religion: The Price of Piety, and Theology of Money. He is also currently a Senior Fellow of the Rethinking Capitalism Initiative, University of California Santa Cruz, USA.
Table of ContentsAn Invitation: Alcibiades Editor's Preface 1. Thinking and Life: The Speech of Phaedrus 2. Ends and Illusions: The Speech of Pausanias 3. Hypocrisy: The Speech of Eryximachus 4. Dispositions and Interests: The Speech of Aristophanes 5. Mutual Attention: The Speech of Agathon 6. Death and Love: The Speech of Socrates Conclusion: Alcibiades' Confession Appendix: Philosophy as a Spiritual Exercise