Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Science, Prometheus, Rousseau


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-08-13]: Science was invented by a god who who was an enemy to the repose of mankind, as Rousseau mentioned in the "Discourse on the Arts and Sciences" [Hesiod Prometheus]. [1] Along with Pascal and Nietzsche, Rousseau knew that what made the people in his era enthusiastic, had a dark side as well. But no one listened to them. The power of the majority to support the wrong thing is unbeatable...

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