Michel Foucault’s speech on notion of parresia published for Persian readers, Tehran Times, December 28, 2021 –
Cheshmeh is the publisher of the book rendered into Persian by Seyyed Mohammad-Javad Seyyedi.
The book launches an inquiry into the notion of parresia and continues his rereading of ancient philosophy.
Through the study of this notion of truth-telling, of speaking out freely, Foucault re-examines Greek citizenship, showing how the courage of the truth forms the forgotten ethical basis of Athenian democracy.
The figure of the philosopher king, the condemnation of writing, and Socrates’ rejection of political involvement are some of the many topics of ancient philosophy revisited here.