Philosophical hurdles

November 12, 2009

I look forward to reading Socrates in the Boardroom ("Captains of the academic enterprise", 15 October) although its title puzzles me just a little. If we follow Pierre Hadot's argument in What Is Ancient Philosophy?, it is unlikely that Socrates would make it in the modern university as an academic, let alone into a university's boardroom.

Henry Barnard, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, New Zealand.

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