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Technology and Nihilism: The Shield of Achilles

Updated: Jan 18



Turning from the Biblical tradition regarding technology, this is the first of a two-part discussion where I take up the Greek tradition regarding technology in Homer. Specifically, I read and discuss the entirety of book 18 of Homer's Iliad. At issue is the overlapping meanings of the shield of Achilles for Achilles himself, Hephaestus, and Homer. The fundamental question throughout seems to be 'What is man, and what is the pre-condition for man to live in stable, flourishing political community?

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