By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
Timeline Story

The “Dark” Middle Ages

The “Dark” Middle Ages

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): 203
Post Date: 12/10/0200

30 Phil, Chapter 14: At the start of part 2 titled “The Rise of Belief Systems,” we take a new look at the old debate of whether it was a “dark” time or not. The position we take is that the Middle Ages were “intellectually dark” due to the adoption of a single story. Philosophically and politically, the adopting of a single story for the unknown is dangerous and the dark Middle Ages stands as warning. 

4 Minutes with Mike Prestwood: Weekly Wisdom Builder
June 16, 2024 Edition
Time Left: 
Wisdom at the crossroads of knowledge.

Wisdom emerges from the consistent exploration of the intersections of philosophy, science, critical thinking, and history.

Get the full story…

These timeline stories are part of my Visual Insights page, where our best ideas come alive. Dive into these timelines to gain a broader perspective, as found in the Stoic practice of the “view from above.” For a deeper exploration of our best ideas beyond learning by meme, check out my new book…

BUY THE BOOK!  Immerse yourself in knowledge, not snippets.

30 Philosophers: A New Look at Timeless Ideas

Placeholder image.

by Mike Prestwood (Author)
Dive deeper than headlines and memes and explore the minds of the greatest thinkers. Nothing compares to the depth and insight gained from the immersive experience of a book.
Beyond the Buzz: Uncover lasting knowledge!
  • Discover how 30 influential philosophers shaped our understanding of the world.
  • Explore the concepts that continue to influence science, art, and culture today.
  • Get your copy now and start thinking like the greatest minds in history!

Uncover the Timeless Wisdom of 30 Philosophers!


Scroll to Top