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Author: Chloe Balla

idea that at least some of the sophists argued in favor of the thesis that νόµος is an artificial invention that imposes constraints on, and therefore violates, human φύσις . 5 In what follows I propose to challenge this view by paying closer attention to the individual contexts of the evidence

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought
Author: Rebecca LeMoine

life, few would advise engaging with bullies to cultivate moderation. 1 Yet, as this essay will argue, this is precisely what Plato’s Euthydemus recommends. Depicting a conversation in which Socrates tries to persuade Crito to enroll himself and his sons in the classes of two sophists, the

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

1 Image Problems Philosophers have image problems, and sophists know this. Whatever the truth and value of their task, philosophers, “appearing as all sorts because of the ignorance of others” ( Sophist 216b4), 1 seem to be the same as sophists. Philosophers may try to differentiate themselves

In: Plato and the Moving Image
Author: Craig A. Gibson

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157007210X493489 Vigiliae Christianae 64 (2010) 496-500 Vi g i l i a e C h r i s t i a n a e Was Nicolaus the Sophist a Christian? Craig A. Gibson The University of Iowa, Department of Classics, Iowa City, IA 52242-1418 USA craig

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Charles Kahn

Phronesis 52 (2007) 33-57 Why Is the Sophist a Sequel to the Th eaetetus ? Charles H. Kahn Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., USA Abstract Th e Th eaetetus and the Sophist both stand in the

In: Phronesis
Author: Matthias Becker

the word “sophist” gained increasingly negative connotations since the second half of the fifth century BC 2 and even became a term of disparagement in the centuries that followed. 3 On the one hand, in the Roman period the Greek term “sophist” neutrally denoted the professional “teacher of

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Zdravko Planinc

In memoriam James Rhodes
 The dramatic appearance of the Eleatic Stranger in the Sophist and Statesman is generally taken as the moment a robust Platonism announces itself in the history of philosophy. The Eleatic Stranger is thought to be speaking for Plato when, in the Sophist , he

In: Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy
Author: Fiona Leigh

Introduction Accomplishing the task the Eleatic Stranger outlines at Sophist 255c9-11 – telling apart the Forms, Being and Difference – is no mean feat. For each of the five Forms under discussion from 254c onwards share in both Forms, in virtue of which both properties, being a being and

In: Phronesis
Author: Eric D. Perl

Plato’s forms are often characterized—not to say caricaturized—as inert, lifeless objects, enthroned in a “Platonic heaven” like so many lumps of intelligible stone. In the Sophist , however, in a passage which is usually altogether ignored in such accounts of Plato’s thought, Plato himself

In: The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition

praises for its Hellenistic culture and long philosophical tradition. He was a teacher of rhetoric (whence ‘sophist’), author, monk (tonsured c. 584-85), theologian and hymnographer (like his compatriots And...

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