By Susi Ferrarello, Ph.D.
A few semesters ago in my philosophy class I had a student who told me that he was autistic. At that time my lessons touched on Socrates—who is, to my eyes, a very dangerous philosopher for a person affected by autism. In fact, Socrates himself might have been a bit autistic, praising this personal disposition to the extent that he eventually risked his own life in order to be loyal to his autos (which means “self” in Greek). Continue Reading