Journal article

Alan Roberts Prize What if Ivan Illich were Elected Mayor?

Brendan Gleeson, Samuel Alexander

Arena Journal | Arena Printing and Publications Pty. Ltd | Published : 2021

Abstract

According to Greek myth, Prometheus once tricked Zeus, the supreme god, into accepting the bones and fat of a sacrifice instead of the meat. As punishment, Zeus hid fire from humanity, but Prometheus, driven by radical greed, stole it back and returned it to Earth. Through this defiant act, Prometheus shaped humanity, providing mortals with a generative technology from which it is said civilisation emerged.