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The advent of pluralism : diversity and conflict in the age of Sophocles

Author: Lauren J Apfel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Advent of Pluralism explores how the philosophical position of pluralism - the idea, made famous by Isaiah Berlin, that values and moral codes can and will come into conflict with one another - has clear and important roots in the Classical Greek world. The book falls into three parts each of which focuses on one author and the ways in which pluralism manifests itself in his particular genre. Part I is concerned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Protagoras.; Herodotus.; Sophocles.; Protagoras; Herodotos; Sofokles; Herodotus.; Protagoras.; Sophocles.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren J Apfel
ISBN: 9780199600625 0199600627
OCLC Number: 704381217
Description: xiv, 380 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : pluralism and the Greeks --
Pluralism and Protagoras : the plurality of truth --
Plato's Protagoras : the plurality of value in the sophistic age --
Pluralism and history --
Pluralism in the Histories --
Pluralism and tragedy --
Ajax : moral certainty --
Antigone and Electra : moral conflict --
Philoctetes : moral complexity.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Lauren J. Apfel.
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In this study of the relationship between a modern philosophical idea and an ancient historical moment, Lauren Apfel explores how the notion of pluralism, made famous by Isaiah Berlin, features in  Read more...

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