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History of Greek Philosophy, Volume 3: The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 1, The Sophists (W K C Guthrie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1977) 9780521096669
History of Greek Philosophy, Volume 3: The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 1, The Sophists (W K C Guthrie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1977) 9780521096669
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Title: A History of Greek Philosophy, Volume 3: The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 1, The Sophists

Author: Guthrie, W K C

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1977

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521096669

Volumes: 1; Pages: 356

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The third volume of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek thought, entitled The Fifth-Century Enlightenment, deals in two parts with the Sophists and Socrates, the key figures in the dramatic and fundamental shift of philosophical interest from the physical universe to man. Each of these parts is now available as a paperback with the text, bibliography and indexes amended where necessary so that each part is self-contained. The Sophists assesses the contribution of individuals like Protagoras, Gorgias and Hippias to the extraordinary intellectual and moral fermant in fifth-century Athens. They questioned the bases of morality, religion and organized society itself and the nature of knowledge and language; they initiated a whole series of important and continuing debates, and they provoked Socrates and Plato to a major restatement and defence of traditional values.ContentsList of abbreviationsPreface1. Introduction2. Topics of the day3. What is a sophist?4. The 'Nomos'--'Physis' antithesis in morals and politics5. The social compact6. Equality7. The relativity of values and its effects on ethical theory8. Rhetoric and philosophy9. Rationalist theories of religion: agnosticism and atheism10. Can virtue be taught?11. The menBibliographyIndex of passages quoted or referred toGeneral indexIndex of selected Greek words
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