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Plato and Protagoras : truth and relativism in ancient Greek philosophy

Author: Oded Balaban
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©1999.
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Genre/Form: History
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Balaban, Oded.
Plato and Protagoras.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)652121950
Named Person: Plato.; Protagoras.; Plato.; Protagoras.; Protagoras, Abderita.; Plato.; Plato; Plato; Protagoras, Abderita
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oded Balaban
ISBN: 0739100750 9780739100752
OCLC Number: 41892137
Description: xx, 345 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A Discussion of Interpretation in General --
De Interpretatione --
Plato's and Protagoras' General Assumptions --
Exoteric and Esoteric Content and the Justification for Manipulative Thinking --
Concerning Plato's Epistemological Presuppositions in General and Lying in Particular --
Socrates and the Sophistic Movement --
What Is Consciousness? --
The Interpretation of the Protagoras --
Introduction to the Dialogue --
The Tale of Protagoras and Its Interpretation --
Protagoras' Speech: Education or Instruction? --
The Logical Grounds of the Protagoras-Socrates Disagreement --
The Unity of Virtues --
The Humorous Interlude--The Discussion about the Method of Discussion --
The Critique of Simonides' Poem --
Returning to the Unity of Virtues --
The Theory of Measurement --
Extrapolations --
Protagoras' and Plato's Approaches Compared --
Protagoras' Relativism and the Failure to Synthesize Theory and Practice --
Plato's Intellectualism and the Failure to Deduce Values from Knowledge --
What Does "Man" Mean in Protagoras' "Man Is the Measure ...?" --
Critical Remarks on Some Interpretations of Plato's Self-Consciousness.
Responsibility: Oded Balaban.

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