A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 3, The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 1, The Sophists / Edition 1

A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 3, The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 1, The Sophists / Edition 1

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by W. K. C. Guthrie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521096669

ISBN-13: 9780521096669

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The third volume of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek thought, entitled The Fifth-Century Enlightenment, deals in two parts with the Sophists and Socrates, the key figures in the dramatic and fundamental shift of philosophical interest from the physical universe to man. Each of these parts is now available as a paperback with the text, bibliography and

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The third volume of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek thought, entitled The Fifth-Century Enlightenment, deals in two parts with the Sophists and Socrates, the key figures in the dramatic and fundamental shift of philosophical interest from the physical universe to man. Each of these parts is now available as a paperback with the text, bibliography and indexes amended where necessary so that each part is self-contained. The Sophists assesses the contribution of individuals like Protagoras, Gorgias and Hippias to the extraordinary intellectual and moral fermant in fifth-century Athens. They questioned the bases of morality, religion and organized society itself and the nature of knowledge and language; they initiated a whole series of important and continuing debates, and they provoked Socrates and Plato to a major restatement and defence of traditional values.

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ISBN-13:
9780521096669
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
834,021
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Topics of the day; 3. What is a sophist?; 4. The 'Nomos' - 'Physis' antithesis in morals and politics; 5. The social compact; 6. Equality; 7. The relativity of values and its effects on ethical theory; 8. Rhetoric and philosophy; 9. Rationalist theories of religion: agnosticism and atheism; 10. Can virtue be taught?; 11. The men; Bibliography; Index of passages quoted or referred to; General index; Index of selected Greek words.

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