From before Pythagoras to after Archimedes, the cognitive life of Greece is sketched out according to and consistent with the model that stupidity is the learned inability to learn: That is a normal, dysfunctional learning process which occurs when a schema formed by linguistic biases and social norms acts via the neurotic paradox to establish a positive feedback system which renders behavior irrelevant to the environment and carries detached actions to maladaptive excesses. Special attention is de-voted to the major philosophers of the period.
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