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Sophistical Practice: Toward a Consistent Relativism.

Author: Barbara Cassin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, 2014.
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Sophistics is the paradigm of a discourse that does things with words. It is not pure rhetoric, as Plato want us to believe, but it provides an alternative to the philosophical mainstream. This book  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Cassin
ISBN: 0823256383 9780823256389 0823256391 9780823256396 0823261352 9780823261352 9781322965369 1322965366
OCLC Number: 903891383
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Towards a New Topology of Philosophy I. Unusual Presocratics 1. Who's Afraid of the Sophists? Against Ethical Correctness 2. Speak if You Are a Man, or the Transcendantal Exclusion 3. Seeing Helen in Every Woman II. Sophistics, Rhetorics, Politics 4. Rhetorical Turns in Ancient Greece 5. Topos/Kairos, Two Modes of Invention 6. Time of Deliberation and Space of Power: Athens and Rome, the First Conflict III. Sophistical Trends in Political Philosophy 7. From Organism to Picnic: Which Consensus for Which City? 8. Aristotle With and Against Kant on the Idea of Nature 9. Paradigms of the Past in Arendt and Heidegger IV. Performance and Performative 10. How To Really Do Things With Words. Performance Before the Performative 11. The Performative Without Condition, A University Sans Appel (with Ph. Buttgen) 12. Genres and Genders. Woman/Philosopher: Identity as Strategy 13. Philosophizing in Languages V. "Enough of the Truth For" 14. "Enough of the Truth ForEL" On the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 15. Politics of Memory. On the Treatment of Hate 16. Google and Cultural Democracy 17. Relativity of Translation and Relativism Notes Index


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