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Relativism about Truth Itself: Haphazard Thoughts about the Very Idea

Crispin Wright

in Relative Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199234950
eISBN:
9780191715846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234950.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The setting of relativistic ideas about truth in the general style of semantic-theoretic apparatus pioneered by Lewis, Kaplan, and others has persuaded many that they should at least be taken ... More


Ethical Protagoreanism

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Gorgias seems to attack hedonism; the Protagoras seems to defend it. The resolution to this apparent inconsistency is to deny that the Gorgias attacks hedonism, in general. I argue that the ... More


‘Knowledge is Perception’

David Sedley

in The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267033
eISBN:
9780191601828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267030.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Does not directly advance the book’s argument, but prepares the ground by examining the ‘secret doctrine’ set up by Socrates in investigating the dialogue’s first serious definition, ‘Knowledge is ... More


Relativism

David Sedley

in The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267033
eISBN:
9780191601828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267030.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Examines the stages by which Protagorean relativism is refuted. These include the much-debated self-refutation argument, and the argument that only experts could have knowledge of the future. I ... More


On the Digression in the Theaetetus

Stephen Menn

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 57

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850847
eISBN:
9780191885709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850847.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

I examine the function and argument of the Digression (172c–177c) in Plato’s Theaetetus. The Digression refutes the ‘semi-Protagorean’ thesis that justice and piety and sensible qualities are ... More


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