The Myth of Thamus and Theuth ** Was the invention of writing a bad thing?

Have you ever considered the invention of writing to have been a bad thing? In the Phaedrus, a book written by Plato about 370 BCE, Plato records a discussion between Socrates and Phaedrus about the Egyptian myth of Thamus and Theuth concerning the invention of writing. In the conversation, Socrates criticizes writing for weakening the necessity and … Continue reading The Myth of Thamus and Theuth ** Was the invention of writing a bad thing?