New Book “The Modern Prometheus: Why the 21st Century Intellectual Must Be Fearless to Succeed” Destroys Culture Using Ancient and Modern Philosophy
SHELBURNE, Nova Scotia, Canada, December 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – Philosopher and historian Procopius Canning announces the release of âThe Modern Prometheus: Why the 21st Century Intellectual Must Be Fearless to Succeedâ (ISBN: 979-8735137177). In this book, Canning, writing as a fugitive exiled in 300 years, combines science fiction with established philosophical concepts to critically investigate current events and the controversial social issues underlying them, using the point of view of a future whistleblower historian and philosopher.
Created in AD 2114-290, after the United States, Canada, and Mexico came together to form the Glorious Tri-North American Alliance, an omnipotent council stifles freedom of thought under the guise of preserving democracy , with secret courts. These stealth trials are made public to the reader by future historical chronicler Procopius Canning, and the reader only witnesses them because he smuggled out his official tapes, which were then turned into this menacing and prophetic book. Using this device, social issues are explored and philosophy becomes audience drama, as various characters are tried in three centuries for intellectual transgressions against the prescribed social order.
âPhilosophers have had to deal with the cancellation of culture for thousands of years. Consider the plight of Socrates, Hypatia of Alexandria and Reverend Martin Luther King, âCanning said, adding thatâ the ability to think freely is sacrosanct to philosophers; freedom of exploration is an essential ingredient in the intellectual evolution of mankind and a vital pillar of a true democracy. Canceling culture is the erosion of freedom of thought, and therefore also of philosophy itself.
In this thought-provoking book, Canning weaves a mix of compelling and often provocative subjects, explored using different characters, each facing punishment and even death. These include the future Nobel Prize-winning scientist Eugenia Barbara Florstein, accused of Criticism Extra Humanitario, for her research on the use of Jungian archetypes by Professor Jordan Peterson, Terrence Devon Wagner, who like any future schoolboy the knows, in 2256 CE, proved Einstein’s general theory of relativity false, using the symbolic logic that is included in the book, and for comic relief, Rafael Edward (Ted) Cruz III, a future politician who did just doesn’t seem to get elected, due to vicious viral memes against him, based on his ancestor’s association the Zodiac Killer. Even the philosophy of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, and her philosopher mother Mary Wollstonecraft, must be overturned, if modern standards are applied, according to the council.
Ultimately, a call for calm, reason, tolerance and the golden rule, “The Modern Prometheus: Why the 21st Century Intellectual Must Be Fearless to Succeed,” uses current events to show that philosophy, literally, “the love of wisdom” is as relevant and useful in understanding our world today as it was in 300 BCE. Available at amazon.com.
ABOUT PROCOPIUS CANNING
Procopius Canning BA, B. Ed. is a retired educator, author and creator of two of the most visited ancient Roman history sites on the internet, TIMELINE: Ancient Rome and Gladiator: The Real Story. These scholarly websites have won three Encyclopedia Britannica awards, total more than 2.4 million pageviews, and simultaneously ranked 3rd and 4th in search results for Ancient Roman history on Baidu, the engine of most popular research in China. He is also the author of “ANCIENT BLACK CIVILIZATIONS MATTER: Sort of like Wakanda, only real!” (ISBN: 979-8696570037).
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