From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 26 2002 - 17:09:53 MST
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2002 at 02:11:54PM +0100, Jacques Du Pasquier wrote:
> > Plato's ideas (whether he invented them or rather crystalized them)
> > for example were a great support for the development of Christianity.
> > Can you imagine Plato without writing? In fact can you imagine
> > philosophizing (for best and worse) without writing?
> Oh, that's very hard to imagine! Let's see... Socrates!
Good point. If that's a cause-and-effect relation there, then I'd have to
say the development of writing may have permanently crippled the development
(Socrates: ****; Plato: *)
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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