Intellectual progress

The idea of intellectual progress proceeding in a straight line through history is easily debunked. One need only hear a tenured academic putting forward the same idea as Callicles (all arguments are really about power), which Plato easily dismissed 2400 years ago, as if it were some clever, "post-modern" insight just discovered, to realize we mostly move in circles.

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