Chapter 8: (Scholars) Scribes and intellectuals define and use truth to their own ends.

36. (Intellectuals) Intellectuals are slaves, not masters, who further their own interests by speaking for others.

37. (Literacy) The transition from orality to literacy creates a transvaluation in truth and authority in which the original signaler and their intended audience disappear.

38. (Theology) Intellectuals evolved from scribes to lawyers to theologians, pretending to bring their audience closer to the prophets, priests and kings.

39. (Natural Philosophy) Natural science is funded by moneyed interests and represses values and other contingent interpersonal relations.

40. (Social Theorists) The New Class pretends to serve the people by exposing their enslavement and monopolizing the social tools for emancipation.


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