The Socrates enigma, with and beyond Hegel – The main purpose of this essay is to reconstruct the plastic and paradoxical figure of Socrates within the Hegelian philosophy. In fact, Hegel gives us an extremely original and suggestive interpretation of Socrates, that he considers the most interesting figure of ancient philosophy, adding a piece to an investigation that begins to develop at the beginning of the nineteenth century and that Friedrich Schleiermacher contributed to problematize. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been elaborated countless methodological actualizations, existential re-readings and philosophical-political appropriations of the enigmatic figure of Socrates, in the conviction that the ‘Socratic question’ is inexhaustible not so much because the sources offer us images of the Athenian philosopher that are too varied and, at times, contradictory, but because of the magnetic need of every age to redefine and reinvent ‘its’ Socrates, consolidating the enigma.
Iannelli, F. (2022). L'enigma Socrate, con e oltre Hegel. IL CANNOCCHIALE(1/2021), 103-126.