Clarification on Transcending Medieval Economics
have never put anything on the blog that must have been as unclear as the post on transcending medieval economics. The point of what I was trying to make is relatively simple — although, in reality, nothing in such matters is really simple. During the Enlightenment, people were discovering new things, especially because traders were bringing reports and material goods, from parts of the world that had previously been unknown. Before that time, true knowledge was presumed to already be in existence, found in ancient texts, such as Aristotle’s. During the Enlightenment, people were energetically looking around them for new information as well, especially because novel technologies were being developed faster than had been the case previously. The quotation from Cook was intended to show the similarity between dogmatic nature of education prior to the Enlightenment and what passes as economic education today.