"Philosophy, when she puts aside the finished products of religion and returns to the ‘nature of things,’ really goes back to that original representation out of which mythology itself had gathered shape. If we now call it ‘metaphysical,’ instead of ‘supernatural,’ the thing itself has not essentially changed its character. What has changed is, rather, man’s attitude towards it, which, from being active and emotional, has become intellectual and speculative."
I can envision him in the agora, questioning the sophists—red (or orange) in the face they may be—still asking the same question: what is justice? Louis Armstrong says we'll know more tomorrow.
What a wonderful world, indeed.
DQs: Chapter 7 is entitled "Knowledge is Power." Given the current political climate, is this true? Aristotle was a champion of knowledge and also wrote a book on rhetoric. Is rhetoric more powerful than knowledge in politics? Is Thrasymachus' "might makes right" the norm?