The Market for Philosophers
An Interpretation of Lucians Satire on Philosophy
By George Bragues
Lucian of Samosata was a second-century rhetorician and satirist whose economically astute work The Sale of Philosophy skewered the Greek-Roman philosophical scene of his day. As Lucian suggested more than eighteen hundred years ago, the economic approach can help explain why some thinkers and schools of thought are taken more seriously than others.
|Other Independent Review articles by George Bragues|
|Winter 2011/12||Portugals Plight:The Role of Social Democracy|
|Fall 2009||You and the State:A Fairly Brief Introduction to Political Philosophy|