Luc Ferry - What Is the Good Life? - Redux

Another quick snippet from Ferry's What Is the Good Life?:

"...[to the ancient Greeks] philosophy was above all an apprenticeship in wisdom; a mode of life rather than a discourse."

Ferry points out that Christian scholars (mostly 13th century) co-opted Greek philosophy and made it a mere tool in the service of theology. Philosophy was no longer a field of engagement, but a means. This instrumental employment of "a mode of life," is largely how we see the state of contemporary art, but most egregiously (or cynically perhaps) social practices...