Protagoras


Author: Plato,Michael Frede
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1624666159
Category: Philosophy
Page: 112
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Lombardo and Bell have translated this important early dialogue on virtue, wisdom, and the nature of Sophistic teaching into an idiom remarkable for its liveliness and subtlety. Michael Frede has provided a substantial introduction that illuminates the dialogue's perennial interest, its Athenian political background, and the particular difficulties and ironic nuances of its argument.

Plato’s Protagoras

Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry
Author: Olof Pettersson,Vigdis Songe-Møller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319455850
Category: Philosophy
Page: 235
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This book presents a thorough study and an up to date anthology of Plato’s Protagoras. International authors' papers contribute to the task of understanding how Plato introduced and negotiated a new type of intellectual practice – called philosophy – and the strategies that this involved. They explore Plato’s dialogue, looking at questions of how philosophy and sophistry relate, both on a methodological and on a thematic level. While many of the contributing authors argue for a sharp distinction between sophistry and philosophy, this is contested by others. Readers may consider the distinctions between philosophy and traditional forms of poetry and sophistry through these papers. Questions for readers' attention include: To what extent is Socrates’ preferred mode of discourse, and his short questions and answers, superior to Protagoras’ method of sophistic teaching? And why does Plato make Socrates and Protagoras reverse positions as it comes to virtue and its teachability? This book will appeal to graduates and researchers with an interest in the origins of philosophy, classical philosophy and historical philosophy.

Protagoras and the Challenge of Relativism

Plato's Subtlest Enemy
Author: Ugo Zilioli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317074475
Category: Philosophy
Page: 172
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Protagoras was an important Greek thinker of the fifth century BC, the most famous of the so called Sophists, though most of what we know of him and his thought comes to us mainly through the dialogues of his strenuous opponent Plato. In this book, Ugo Zilioli offers a sustained and philosophically sophisticated examination of what is, in philosophical terms, the most interesting feature of Protagoras' thought for modern readers: his role as the first Western thinker to argue for relativism. Zilioli relates Protagoras' relativism with modern forms of relativism, in particular the 'robust relativism' of Joseph Margolis, gives an integrated account both of the perceptual relativism examined in Plato's Theaetetus and the ethical or social relativism presented in the first part of Plato's Protagoras and offers an integrated and positive analysis of Protagoras' thought, rather than focusing on ancient criticisms and responses to his thought. This is a deeply scholarly work which brings much argument to bear to the claim that Protagoras was and remains Plato's subtlest philosophical enemy.

Plato's Anti-hedonism and the Protagoras


Author: J. Clerk Shaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107046653
Category: History
Page: 232
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"In this book, Clerk Shaw removes this apparent tension by arguing that the Protagoras as a whole actually reflects Plato's anti-hedonism"--

Socrates and the Sophists

Plato's Protagoras, Euthydemus, Hippias and Cratylus
Author: Plato
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585105058
Category: Philosophy
Page: 234
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This is an English translation of four of Plato’s dialogue (Protagoras, Euthydemus, Hippias Major, and Cratylus) that explores the topic of sophistry and philosophy, a key concept at the source of Western thought. Includes notes and an introductory essay. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.

Plato and Protagoras

Truth and Relativism in Ancient Greek Philosophy
Author: Oded Balaban
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 345
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Drawing on his years of teaching the two Greek thinkers to graduate students, Balaban (philosophy, U. of Haifa) compares their thought. He explains that Plato adopts the point of the view of the content of knowledge, which can be either true or false, and insists that a criterion for determining truth is available and that salvation consists in learning it by instruction. Protagoras he describes as adopting the perspective of the form of knowledge, which is the aspect of it that is neither true nor false, and concluding that such a criterion for determining truth is not available, and therefore all we need to do is change our natural dispositions, a task he reserves for education. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Ион


Author: Платон
Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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«Ион» – диалог древнегреческого философа и мыслителя Платона (427–347 до н. э.). Беседа между Сократом и Ионом о природе творчества, мастерстве исполнения и чистоте вдохновения рапсодов и поэтов. Платон размышлял об устройстве и управлении государством, был основоположником теории идей, блага, а также дуализма души и тела, сформулировал учение о познании. Платон – автор множества философских трудов: «Иппарх», «Иппиас Меньший», «Клитофон», «Кратил», «Критон», «Лахес», «Лизис», «Менексен», «Менон» и других.

Государство


Author: Платон
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040348363
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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Диалог «Государство» занимает особое место в творчестве и мировоззрении Платона. В нем он рисует картину идеального, по его мнению, устройства жизни людей, основанного на высшей справедливости, и дает подробную характеристику основным существующим формам правления, таким, как аристократия, олигархия, тирания, демократия, и другим.

Горгиас


Author: Платон
Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
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«Горгиас» — диалог древнегреческого философа и мыслителя Платона (427–347 до н. э.). Беседа между Сократом, Горгиасом, Калликлом и другими философами о проблемах этики (когда можно терпеть несправедливость), политики, сущности риторики (польза убеждающих речей). Платон размышлял об устройстве и управлении государством, был основоположником теории идей, блага, а также дуализма души и тела, сформулировал учение о познании. Платон — автор множества философских трудов: «Ион», «Иппарх», «Иппиас Меньший», «Клитофон», «Кратил», «Критон», «Лахес», «Лизис», «Менексен» и других.

Complete Works


Author: Plato
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872203495
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1808
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Gathers translations of Plato's works and includes guidance on approaching their reading and study

Of Art and Wisdom

Plato's Understanding of Techne
Author: David Roochnik
Publisher: Penn State University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 300
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A comprehensive discussion of Plato's treatment of techne (technical knowledge), which shows that the final goal of Platonic philosophy is nontechnical wisdom. The Greek word "techne," typically translated as "art," but also as "craft," "skill," "expertise," "technical knowledge," and even "science," has been decisive in shaping our "technological" culture. Here David Roochnik comprehensively analyzes Plato's treatment of this crucial word. Roochnik maintains that Plato's understanding of both the goodness of techne, as well as its severe limitations and consequent need to be supplemented by "nontechnical" wisdom, can speak directly to our own concerns about the troubling impact technology has had on contemporary life. For most commentators, techne functions as a positive, theoretical model through which Plato attempts to articulate the nature of moral knowledge. Scholars such as Terence Irwin and Martha Nussbaum argue that Plato’s version of moral knowledge is structurally similar to techne. In arguing thus, they attribute to Plato what Nietzsche called "theoretical optimism," the view that technical knowledge can become an efficient panacea for the dilemmas and painful contingencies of human life. Conventional wisdom has it, in short, that for Plato technical, moral knowledge can solve life's problems. By systematically analyzing Socrates’ analogical arguments, Roochnik shows the weakness of the conventional view. The basic pattern of these arguments is this: if moral knowledge is analogous to techne, then insurmountable difficulties arise, and moral knowledge becomes impossible. Since moral knowledge is not impossible, it cannot be analogous to techne. In other words, the purpose of Socrates' analogical arguments is to reveal the limitations of techne as a model for the wisdom Socrates so ardently seeks. For all the reasons Plato is so careful to present in his dialogues, wisdom cannot be rendered technical; it cannot become techne. Thus, Roochnik concludes, Plato wrote dialogues instead of technical treatises, as they are the appropriate vehicle for his expression of nontechnical wisdom.

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Cratylus


Author: Plato,C. D. C. Reeve
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872204164
Category: Philosophy
Page: 103
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The Cratylus, Plato's sole dialogue devoted to the relation between language and reality, is acknowledged to be one of his masterpieces. But owing to its often enigmatic content no more than a handful of passages from it have played a part in the global evaluation of Plato's philosophy. This new English translation by C D C Reeve is the first since 1926, and incomparably the most helpful and accessible now available. It opens up the Cratylus to all philosophically interested readers, as well as to cultural historians and to those whose primary concern is the history of linguistics. The full and lucid introduction does much to illuminate the internal dynamic of this important text and to explain its place within Plato's oeuvre.

Theaetetus


Author: Plato,Bernard Williams,M. J. Levett,Myles Burnyeat
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872201583
Category: Philosophy
Page: 128
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M J Levett's elegant translation of Theaetetus, first published in 1928, is here revised by Myles Burnyeat to reflect contemporary standards of accuracy while retainingn the style, imagery, and idiomatic speech for which the Levett translation is unparalleled. Bernard Williams's concise introduction illuminates the powerful argument of this complex dialogue and illustrates its connections to contemporary metaphysical and epistemological concerns.

Reading Plato's Theaetetus


Author: Timothy D. J. Chappell
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872207608
Category: Philosophy
Page: 246
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Timothy Chappell's new translation of the Theaetetus is presented here in short sections of text, each preceded by a summary of the argument and followed by his philosophical commentary on it. Introductory remarks discuss Plato and his works, his use of dialogue, the structure of the Theaetetus, and alternative interpretations of the work as a whole. A glossary and bibliography are provided.

Laches ; And, Charmides


Author: Plato,Rosamond Kent Sprague
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872201347
Category: Philosophy
Page: 102
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Rosamond Kent Sprague’s translations of the Laches and Charmides are highly regarded, and relied on, for their lucidity and philosophical acuity. This edition includes notes by Sprague and an updated bibliography.

Клитофон


Author: Платон
Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
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«Клитофон» – диалог древнегреческого философа и мыслителя Платона (427–347 до н. э.). Беседа между Клитофоном и Сократом, в которой Клитофон обвиняет Сократа в том, что он много рассуждает о справедливости, но сам не поступает так. Платон размышлял об устройстве и управлении государством, был основоположником теории идей, блага, а также дуализма души и тела, сформулировал учение о познании. Платон – автор множества философских трудов: «Кратил», «Критон», «Лахес», «Лизис», «Менексен», «Менон», «Парменид», «Пир», «Политик» и других.

Philosophy in Dialogue

Plato's Many Devices
Author: Gary Alan Scott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 264
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Traditional Plato scholarship, in the English-speaking world, has assumed that Platonic dialogues are merely collections of arguments. Inevitably, the question arises: If Plato wanted to present collections of arguments, why did he write dialogues instead of treatises? Concerned about this question, some scholars have been experimenting with other, more contextualized ways of reading the dialogues. This anthology is among the first to present these new approaches as pursued by a variety of scholars. As such, it offers new perspectives on Plato as well as a suggestive view of Plato scholarship as something of a laboratory for historians of philosophy generally.

Books in Print 1994-95


Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835234986
Category:
Page: N.A
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Софист


Author: Платон
Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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«Софист» – диалог древнегреческого философа и мыслителя Платона (427–347 до н. э.). Беседа Сократа о том, что софистика и ее приверженцы – лжецы; также вводится идея о движении. Платон размышлял об устройстве и управлении государством, был основоположником теории идей, блага, а также дуализма души и тела, сформулировал учение о познании. Платон – автор множества философских трудов: «Теэтет», «Тимей», «Феаг», «Федр», «Флеб», «Хармид», «Эвтидем», «Эвтифрон», «Критиас» и других.