Episode 26 – Wisdom 2 The Oldest Debates

Today we return to Sumerian Wisdom literature and see some of the oldest philosophy ever recorded, with the debates on creation and the oldest investigation of the problem of evil in A Man and His God. We also dig into the famous proverb collections and look at one of the diatribes, literally just a man writing down swears and insults about someone else in their life.

It amuses me that an episode on wisdom would come out on April fools day, but I recorded it a few days ago before realizing when it would go up, so no joke here.

I mentioned a fun debate between a bird and a fish, so here is the link

I don’t really have a good picture today, so here is a random cunieform tablet off the internet.

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