Originally posted by twhitehead
The linked article makes all sorts of ridiculous claims such as:
This could transform today's culture wars between science and religion.
This will transform the early history of Western thought, and especially the histories of ancient science, mathematics, music, and philosophy.
[i]He shifted humanity from a warrior society to a wis contained in these supposedly hidden codes, nor who they were intended for in the first place.
"He shifted humanity from a warrior society to a wisdom society. "
To be clear, I have my reservations about this "coding" business....
...But, I object to you saying that this particular claim is ridiculous. Alot of people have made this claim in some form or another -- usually much more cautiously.
In Twilight of the Idols, for instance, Nietzsche says that, with the dialectic, Socrates "created a new agon." I don't think that it's inaccurate to say that Socrates and Plato marked an important transition away from an age when Homeric heroes represented the ideal role model for public life.