Vol. 38 No. 1 (2018): Back to Ancient Questions? / Tornare alle domande degli Antichi?
Articles

Ancient wisdom for the contemporary world: the case of propèteia (rashness)

Bruno Centrone
Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere - Università di Pisa

Published 2018-07-23

Keywords

  • hesychìa propèteia,
  • rashness,
  • remedy,
  • wisdom,

How to Cite

Centrone, B. (2018). Ancient wisdom for the contemporary world: the case of propèteia (rashness). Teoria. Rivista Di Filosofia, 38(1), 49–60. https://doi.org/10.4454/teoria.v38i1.30

Abstract

The paper focus on a question that has two sides: one is the question, whether ancient philosophy still has some significance with respect to strictly philosophical contemporary problems. The other side concerns its capacity to give answers to our everyday life problems, by offering valid models of ethical behaviour and making a contribution to the human search for happiness.
The control of propèteia, acquired through continuous exercises, is important to combat the imperative that still dominates the speed, becoming an ancient “therapy” for a contemporary “evil”.