In Greek and Roman antiquity, philosophical discourse was meant to form one’s character according to the ideals of a certain school of thought. Oral teaching, and therefore, listening, was seen as the most appropriate vehicle for encouraging practitioners to transform themselves over time. Philosophy was meant to pass through the hearing into the soul.
In this dissertation, Pablo Muruzabal Lamberti seeks to contribute to the creation of an overview of the history of philosophy on listening in Western thought, a subject which to this day has received scant attention. In addition, his aim is to revitalise some of the existential dimensions of spiritual listening for us today and provide orientation for present-day Philosophy as a Way of Life (PWL) practices.