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Athens I

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The intensely human culture of newly literate Ionia spread into every field of intellectual endeavor. Though it was obviously anti-religious, serious opposition to it took nearly a century to ... More


Plato's Ethics

Terence Irwin

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book is an evolution of Plato’s Moral Theory where Irwin presented for the first time his personal interpretation of Plato’s ethics. The aim of this book is to demonstrate that Plato’s rejection ... More


Berkeley, Pyrrhonism, and the Theaetetus

Kenneth P. Winkler

in Pyrrhonian Skepticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195169720
eISBN:
9780199786343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169727.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay reinterprets Berkeley’s idealism as partially motivated by a need to overcome the Agrippan mode of relativity pressed by Pyrrhonists. It compares Berkeley’s solution to that of Protagoras ... More


Lessons From <i>Euthyphro</i> 10A–11B

Matthew Evans

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 42

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644384
eISBN:
9780191743344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644384.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

One of Plato's favorite targets, from dialogue to dialogue, is the broadly Protagorean view that the facts about how we should live are grounded in our best beliefs about how we should live. The aim ... More


On Nature and Providence: Readings in Herodotus, Protagoras, and Democritus

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses extracts from the Apocryphal book of Jubilees, Herodotus' Histories, and Plato's Protagoras. It explores the idea that myths and stories serve to construct one's understanding ... More


Afterword: The Legend of Pericles

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Except for Plutarch, the authors discussed in this book all lived at the same time as Pericles, or within a generation of his death. Many were his coevals and in a position either to have been ... More


The Time of World-As-Picture

William J. Richardson

in Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222551
eISBN:
9780823235247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222551.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explains the non-subjective character of thought, describing in new terms what it means for thought to let beings be. It means to yield to Being in its ... More


Protagoras

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Protagoras of Abdera, the most famous sophist of the age, visited Athens on several occasions, probably for extended periods of time. He came once about 443 B.C. in preparation for creating a law ... More


Plato's Hesiod: not Plato's alone 1

Hugo Koning

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that Plato's view of Hesiod is shaped not only by a critical tradition that pairs him with Homer, but also by sophistic appropriations of a more specific kind. Prodicus in ... More


A Partisan’s Guide to Socratic Intellectualism

Matthew Evans

in Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195382440
eISBN:
9780199870158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382440.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In a celebrated passage of Plato’s Protagoras (351b–58e) Socrates argues that it is impossible for us to do things that we know are better left undone. His claim, roughly put, is that we are capable ... More


Plato's Protagoras: the plurality of value in the sophistic age

Lauren J. Apfel

in The Advent of Pluralism: Diversity and Conflict in the Age of Sophocles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600625
eISBN:
9780191724985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600625.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Protagoras in the context of Plato's dialogue the Protagoras, and also in the larger context of the sophistic age. More specifically, it argues that Protagoras held that values, ... More


The Theory that Perception is Knowledge

David Bostock

in Plato’s Theaetetus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239307
eISBN:
9780191679889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239307.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the theory that perception is knowledge. begins by introducing Protagoras and his thesis that all perceptual judgements are true, and it is apparently indicated that this thesis ... More


The Refutation Of The Theory

David Bostock

in Plato’s Theaetetus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239307
eISBN:
9780191679889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239307.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Having brought Theaetetus' first child to birth, Socrates now sets about testing it, and in fact he brings three separate objections. In the first he refutes Protagoras' general claim that ‘man is ... More


Gorgias

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246664
eISBN:
9780191681035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the Gorgias, both because it is — of the dialogues where pleasure is discussed — most probably the nearest in date to the Protagoras, and because it appears to contain an ... More


Republic

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246664
eISBN:
9780191681035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the development of Plato's thought on pleasure in the Republic. It argues that the Republic contains an ingenious attempt to salvage the table-turning elements in the Protagoras ... More


Looking Backwards

Richard Bett

in Pyrrho, his Antecedents, and his Legacy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256617
eISBN:
9780191698323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256617.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Pyrrho's philosophical affiliations and antecedents are far from clear and a bewildering variety of claims has been made on the topic, in both ancient and modern times. In the ancient period, these ... More


The Limits of Cognition

Graham Priest

in Beyond the Limits of Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254057
eISBN:
9780191698194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254057.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the contradiction in the limits of cognition, one of the four limits of thought. Cognition is about relationships that arise between agents and the world that they cognise, ... More


The Thesis

JOSEPH RAZ

in The Practice of Value

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278466
eISBN:
9780191699986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278466.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Quoting from the philosophical idea of Protagoras that ‘Man is the measure of all things’, this chapter discusses how the philosopher’s maxim disagrees with the author’s views on social relativism. ... More


Plato's Theaetetus as a Second Apology

Zina Giannopoulou

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695294
eISBN:
9780191755873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695294.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book argues that Theaetetus—Plato’s most systematic examination of knowledge—is a philosophically sophisticated elaboration of Apology that successfully differentiates Socrates from the ... More


Self-Predication in the Hippias Major and the Protagoras

John Malcolm

in Plato on the Self-Predication of Forms: Early and Middle Dialogues

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239062
eISBN:
9780191679827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239062.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter first stresses that the Form of the Beautiful, the general characteristic featured in the Hippias Major, may in itself be understood as a beautiful thing, thus giving a straightforward ... More


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