By Olof Pettersson,Vigdis Songe-Møller

This booklet provides an intensive learn and an modern anthology of Plato’s Protagoras. overseas authors' papers give a contribution to the duty of realizing how Plato brought and negotiated a brand new kind of highbrow perform – referred to as philosophy – and the recommendations that this involved. They discover Plato’s dialogue, looking at questions of ways philosophy and sophistry relate, either on a methodological and on a thematic level.

While a few of the contributing authors argue for a pointy contrast among sophistry and philosophy, this is often contested by way of others. Readers may well reflect on the differences among philosophy and conventional sorts of poetry and sophistry via those papers. Questions for readers' cognizance contain: To what volume is Socrates’ most popular mode of discourse, and his brief questions and solutions, improved to Protagoras’ approach to sophistic educating? And why does Plato make Socrates and Protagoras opposite positions because it involves advantage and its teachability?

This e-book will entice graduates and researchers with an curiosity within the origins of philosophy, classical philosophy and ancient philosophy.


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