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Plato's ""Sophist"" Revisited

This book consists of a selection of papers which throw new light on old problems in one of Plato's most difficult dialogues. The first set of papers deals with definitions of sophistry from different perspectives (T. Robinson, F. Casadesus, J. Monserrat-P. Sandoval, A. Bernabe, M. Narcy and...

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Main Author: Robinson, Thomas M.
Other Authors: Bossi, Beatriz.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013.
Series: Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes.
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Defining Sophistry; Protagoras and the Definition of 'Sophist' in the Sophist; Whyis it so Difficult to Catch a Sophist? Pl. Sph. 218d3 and 261aS; Plato's Enquiry concerning the Sophist as a Way towards 'Defining' Philosophy; The Sixth Definition (Sophist 226a-231c): Transposition of Religious Language; Remarks on the First Five Definitions of the Sophist (Soph. 221c-235a); Socrates and 'Noble' Sophistry (Sophist 226b-231c); The Method of Division in the Sophist: Plato's Second Deuteros Plous; II. Parricide: Threat or Reality?; Plato's Ionian Muses: Sophist 242 d-e.
  • Does Plato refute Parmenides?Back to the Point: Plato and Parmenides
  • Genuine Parricide?; Plato's Eleaticism in the Sophist: The Doctrine of Non-Being; The relativization of "separation" (khorismos) in the Sophist; III. Mimesis, Image and Logos Francesco Fronterotta; Theaetetus sits
  • Theaetetus flies. Ontology, predication and truth in Plato's Sophist (263a-d); Difference and Negation: Plato's Sophist in Proclus; Difference in Kind: Observations on the Distinction of the Megista Gene; Mimesis in the Sophist; Bibliography; Index Locorum; Subject Index.