The Sophists: An Introduction

The Sophists: An Introduction

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by Patricia F. O'Grady
     
 

The Sophists were bold, exciting innovators with new ideas about Athenian society. Plato criticised the Sophists for promoting dangerous ideas which threatened the traditional structure of society. Were they versatile and multi-talented? This book offers a treatment of the subject by twenty leading scholars in the field.See more details below

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The Sophists were bold, exciting innovators with new ideas about Athenian society. Plato criticised the Sophists for promoting dangerous ideas which threatened the traditional structure of society. Were they versatile and multi-talented? This book offers a treatment of the subject by twenty leading scholars in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780715636954
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/17/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Patricia O'Grady O'Grady, Patricia 1

1 What is a Sophist? Patricia O'Grady O'Grady, Patricia 9

2 The Political Background of the Sophists at Athens Steven R. Robinson Robinson, Steven R. 21

3 Protagoras Jonathan Lavery Lavery, Jonathan 30

4 Gorgias Colin Higgins Higgins, Colin 45

5 Hippias Patricia O'Grady O'Grady, Patricia 56

6 Prodicus Craig Cooper Cooper, Craig 71

7 Antiphon Andrew Shortridge Shortridge, Andrew Dirk Baltzly Baltzly, Dirk 83

8 Thrasymachus Daniel Silvermintz Silvermintz, Daniel 93

9 Callicles Louis Groarke Groarke, Louis 101

10 Critias Sabatino DiBernardo DiBernardo, Sabatino 111

11 Euthydemus and Dionysodorus Geoff Bowe Bowe, Geoff 121

12 Isocrates Doug Al-Maini Al-Maini, Doug 129

13 The Anonymus Iamblichi and the Double Arguments Patricia O'Grady O'Grady, Patricia Daniel Silvermintz Silvermintz, Daniel 138

14 Minor Sophists Trevor Curnow Curnow, Trevor 152

15 Was Socrates a Sophist? Christine Farmer Farmer, Christine 164

16 Plato: The Sophist Paul Groarke Groarke, Paul 175

17 Were the Sophists Philosophers? Trevor Curnow Curnow, Trevor 185

18 Law against Nature? Andrew Shortridge Shortridge, Andrew 194

19 The Sophists and Natural Theology George Arabatzis Arabatzis, George 204

20 Can Virtue Be Taught? Glenn Rawson Rawson, Glenn 214

21 The Case against Teaching Virtue for Pay Geoff Bowe Bowe, Geoff 226

22 The Relevance of the Sophists Today Seamus Sweeney Sweeney, Seamus 241

Map Bevin Boden Boden, Bevin 248

Index 249

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