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THE ATHENIAN TRADITION DID NOT ACCOUNT FOR COSTS…
The athenian tradition did not account for costs. There are two principle reasons for it:
(1) the peerage was small and wealthy with common interests – and costs were as rude then as today
(2) discussion of costs immediately changes from ideals to reals thereby self selecting into class interests
(3) mathematical idealism influenced greco-roman thought so heavily, giving such sophism an unearned legitimacy.
(4) historically religion spoke in these ideal terms, philosophy an improvement upon them, and empiricism an improvement upon philosophy, and science an improvement upon empiricism, just as ‘Testimonialism’ is an improvement upon science. (empiricism vs science distinguished by the 20th’s implementation of operational language, and testimonialism by the completion of the scientific method).
It is time for philosophy to either abandon idealism, sophism, and the ignorance of costs, or to be further demoted into the theology of ideals.