Socrates, accepting the poison.

Is the history of philosophy different from the history of the press? Journalists mourn the loss of their credibility — yet a similar and much older complaint also haunts philosophers. Both are concerned with truth — and so, there is room to read our modern media distrust as an extension of a longer rejection of philosophy. How have philosophers led to their own banishment from the famed Agora… and how can we bring back trust in the word / world?

Ancient Greece, or the Infancy of Distrust

‘Plato as the first journalist’ — a bold hypothesis, yet the philosopher did…

Rayyan Dabbous

Rayyan Dabbous is a Lebanese author. His recent books include DIY Creative Activism: A Handbook (2019) and Psychoanalysis of a Teenage Novelist (2020).

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