Author: Chloe Balla

with Plato, philosophers often presented these arguments, which were described as dissoi logoi or antilogies , as expressions of relativism and as threats to moral values. But once this bias is removed, 32 it is possible to understand the content of such skillfully written texts by reference to the

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought
Author: Teodoro Katinis
In Sperone Speroni and the Debate over Sophistry in the Italian Renaissance Teodoro Katinis mines a number of little or unstudied primary sources and offers the first book on the rebirth of ancient sophists in the Italian literature of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, from Leonardo Bruni to Jacopo Mazzoni, with a focus on the Italian writer and philosopher Sperone Speroni (1500-1588). Katinis convincingly argues that Speroni is a unique case of an early modern thinker who explicitly rejected Plato’s demonization and defended the public role of the sophistic rhetoric, which enhanced the debate over the sophistic arts and scepticism in a variety of fields and anticipated some of the most revolutionary modern thoughts.

On the evidence of Plato’s Theaetetus and Phaedo the author claims that Protagoras argued against changement. The paper develops in four steps. First, the paradox of the dices is taken into account. Then four parallels to this argument are recovered in Socrates’ autobiography in Plato’ Phaedo. Third, the four parallels are identified with the wise causes of the antilogies. Finally, the author addresses the objection that both Theaetetus in the Theaetetus and Socrates in the Phaedo show serious wondering and dismiss such arguments as merely sophisms by focusing on how the notion of wondering is used in the Euthydemus.

In: Méthexis

the typological model for an anthropological antilogy: on the one hand he is our brother because of the kinship of his intellectual nature with ours (διὰ τὴν συγγένειαν τοῦ νοητοῦ ἐκείνου πρὸς τὸ νοητὸν τὸ ἡμέτερον) and he fights on God’s side against the Egyptians, on the other hand he becomes a

In: Lexicon Gregorianum Online
Author: Graeme Gill

’s discussion of nationalism as antilogy stands out here. But while each of the essays have their strengths, their diverse nature means that they do not contribute to any single overall impression of identity for either the Soviet or post-Soviet eras. In this sense, while they may each discuss an important

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Bé Breij

the Major Declamations , but concentrates on two declamations by imitators of Pseudo-Quintilian and gives a brief account of their contemporary contexts. Both wrote an antilogy to dm 1: Juan Luis Vives (1493-1540) wanted to equal Quintilian; 2 Lorenzo Patarol (1674-1727) wanted to outdo Vives

In: Mnemosyne
Author: Bianca Falcioni

philosophers’ view, especially to the Stoics. He critiques of Stoic positions by antilogy, which, although a tool typical of the New Academy, was developed by Arcesilaus himself in a singular way. The function of this approach is to demonstrate that contrary theses have the same logical validity. Vezzoli

In: The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition

Corradi’s ‘Τὸν ἥττω λόγον κρείττω ποιεῖν: Aristotle, Plato, and the ἐπάγγελµα of Protagoras’ (pp. 69-86) notes that outside Plato, the Protagorean ‘making the weaker argument stronger’ – along with the observation of the possibility of antilogy – is treated as part of his sophistic and rhetorical insight

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought
Author: Robert Wallace

one can dran kath’ hêdonên , ‘do according to pleasure’, which no classical Athenian ever commended (but compare Perikles’ sex life: more catcalls I fear!). But in the plague, which is often judged to be this speech’s antilogy in erga , Thucydides says that the Athenians started ‘doing according to

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought
Author: Peter Osorio

literary criticism likely served his aim as an educator of civic virtue. To this same end Protagoras with his antilogies taught students to defend or attack any position with equal force. In the same way that Protagoras taught his students both to defend apparently bad views and to attack apparently good

In: Mnemosyne