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Protagoras and logos : a study in Greek philosophy and rhetoric

Author: Edward Schiappa
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©1991.
Series: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
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Schiappa, Edward, 1954-
Protagoras and logos.
Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c1991
(OCoLC)655237750
Named Person: Protagoras.; Protagoras (Abderita); Protagoras; Protagoras.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Schiappa
OCLC Number: 23287613
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Northwestern University.
Description: xvii, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prolegomenon to the Study of Early Greek Rhetorical Theory --
Why a Study of Protagoras? --
Defining "Sophist" --
Protagoras' Significance --
Interpreting Ancient Fragments --
Problems Facing the Modern Interpreter --
Literacy and Greek Philosophy --
Four Hermeneutic Principles --
The "Invention" of Rhetoric --
Did Plato Coin Rhetorike? --
The "Invention" Myths Reconsidered --
Sophistic Teaching Reconsidered --
Toward an Understanding of Sophistic Theories of Rhetoric --
Historical Reconstruction and Contemporary Appropriation --
Poulakos' Sophistic Definition of Rhetoric --
Toward Individualistic Studies of the Sophists --
Analysis of the Major Fragments of Protagoras --
The Two-Logoi Fragment --
The Subjective and Heraclitean Interpretations --
The Advancement of Heraclitean Thought --
Translation and Interpretation --
The "Stronger and Weaker" Logoi Fragment --
The Pejorative Interpretation --
The Positive Interpretation --
The Evidence of Aristophanes' Clouds --
Protagoras' Influence on Plato and Aristotle --
The "Human-Measure" Fragment --
Reconsidering the Standard Translation --
The Fragment as a Response to Parmenides --
A Defense of Relativity --
The "Impossible to Contradict" Fragment --
Competing Interpretations of Ouk Estin Antilegein --
Positive Contributions of Ouk Estin Antilegein --
The "Concerning the Gods" Fragment --
Agnosticism or Anthropology? --
Two More Protagorean Fragments --
Protagoras and Early Greek Philosophy and Rhetoric --
Protagoras and Fifth-Century Education --
The Mythic-Poetic Tradition.
Series Title: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Responsibility: Edward Schiappa.

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