Lecture: “The First Philosophers” (Paris, France)

Promotion of Philosophy

At Espace Le Moulin, we delved into the origins of Western philosophy, long before Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
In this lecture, which will be followed by a monthly series of more in-depth discussions, Nouvelle Acropole invited the twenty or so participants to drink from the archaic strength of the teachings of these philosophers and lay the foundations for a renaissance at the heart of our time.

If we recognize that we are in a moment of confusion, of loss of values, of the end of a cycle, there is only one thing left to do: rethink and relearn how to reflect from the beginning! For Greek philosophy, this beginning was the work of the itinerant sages, the “first philosophers”, who transmitted their wisdom.
Imbued with mystery and magic, bearers of secret or forgotten knowledge, they laid the foundations of Western philosophy, of which Socrates and Plato would later become luminous figureheads. Through an approach that links theory and experience, intuition and reason, they invite us to broaden our horizons following the Delphic motto: “Know thyself and you will know the universe and the gods”.
By Laura Winckler, philosopher and co-founder of Nouvelle Acropole in France.

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