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Protagoras and the challenge of relativism : Plato's subtlest enemy

Author: Ugo Zilioli
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2007.
Series: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
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In this book, Zilioli relates Protagoras' relativism with modern forms of relativism, in particular the 'robust relativism' of Joseph Margolis. He also gives an integrated account both of the perceptual relativism examined in Plato's Theatetus 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  Read more...
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Zilioli, Ugo, 1971-
Protagoras and the challenge of relativism.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2007
(DLC) 2007003616
(OCoLC)82471094
Named Person: Protagoras.; Protagoras.; Protagoras (Abderita)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ugo Zilioli
ISBN: 9780754686859 075468685X
OCLC Number: 319855109
Description: 1 online resource (x, 160 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : Protagoras, Plato and relativism --
Topic and aims --
Relativism --
Approaches to Plato --
Structure --
Perceptions and indeterminacy --
The historical Protagoras --
Sophistic training and philosophical education --
The digression --
Reading the Theaetetus --
Ontological relativism --
Ontological indeterminacy --
Historical plausibility explained further --
Differing dispositions --
Wisdom and incommensurability --
Protagoras in the Cratylus --
The defence --
Two fragments --
Incommensurability --
The 'objective standard' objection --
The (possible) answer --
The scope of Protagoras' relativism --
Ethics and forms of life --
Ethical relativism --
The myth --
Virtue and technique --
Subjectivism and emotivism --
Forms of life --
Radical use --
Inconsistency, self-refutation and the heart of the matter --
Plato's objections --
Protagoras and inconsistency --
Saying and showing --
Health --
Advantage --
Democratic knowledge --
Illusory wisdom --
The self-refutation argument --
Conclusions : the tools of relativism.
Series Title: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
Responsibility: Ugo Zilioli.
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