I just came across this exciting article by Tim Raynor, which I like to share with you. The author stages Socrates as a social entrepreneur telling about the relevance of poetic truth.
In my eyes, the work of Socrates can be interpreted as a story that bears witness to a philosophical narrator and thus also to a kind of entrepreneurial storyteller, initiating change and societal transformation
“The story of Socrates is a kind of fiction. (…) It is a story that is recounted time and time again in undergraduate classrooms and introductory texts – the self-congratulatory tale of a simple man with a sharp mind and an aversion to nonsense, made all the more poignant for the fact that Socrates was condemned to die for his activities. (…) Socrates, like Christ, was a revolutionary of his time. Through his way of living and speaking to his fellow citizens, and through his constant quest to test the truth of the oracle’s statement and to settle the matter for himself, Socrates dealt hammer-blows to the cultural cement that had grounded Greek society for centuries. This is the story that I want to unearth. My aim is to bring Socrates down to earth, so to understand him, as he was, as an innovative thinker at war with his society and time.” (Tim Raynor)
Original source: Socrates as social entrepreneur: what is poetic truth?