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  1. added 2020-04-18
    ""Philosophical Training Grounds: Socratic Sophistry and Platonic Perfection in" Symposium" and" Gorgias".Joshua Landy - 2007 - Arion 15 (1):63-122.
    Plato’s character Socrates is clearly a sophisticated logician. Why then does he fall, at times, into the most elementary fallacies? It is, I propose, because the end goal for Plato is not the mere acquisition of superior understanding but instead a well-lived life, a life lived in harmony with oneself. For such an end, accurate opinions are necessary but not sufficient: what we crucially need is a method, a procedure for ridding ourselves of those opinions that are false. Now learning (...)
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  2. added 2020-03-24
    Relativism and Self-Refutation in the Theaetetus.Mehmet M. Erginel - 2009 - In Brad Inwood (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Volume 37. Oxford University Press. pp. 1-45.
    Plato argues, at Theaetetus 170e-171c, that Protagoras’ relativism is self-refuting. This argument, known as the ‘exquisite argument’, and its merits have been the subject of much controversy over the past few decades. Burnyeat (1976b) has argued in defense of Plato’s argument, but his reconstruction of the argument has been criticized as question-begging. After offering an interpretation of Protagoras’ relativism, I argue that the exquisite argument is successful, for reasons that Burnyeat hints at but fails to develop sufficiently. I consider Protagorean (...)
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  3. added 2019-10-30
    The Old Linguistic Problem of 'Reference' in a Modern Reading of Plato's Sophist.Sepehr Ehsani - manuscript
    This paper is about interpreting the aim of Plato's Sophist in a linguistic framework and arguing that in its attempt at resolving the conundrum of what the true meaning and essence of the word "sophist" could be, it resembles a number of themes encountered in contemporary linguistics. I think it is important to put our findings from the Sophist in a broader Platonic context: in other words, I assume—I think not too unreasonably—that Plato pursued (or at least had in mind) (...)
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    Why Does Protagoras Rush Off?: Self-Refutation and Haste in Plato, Theaetetus 169a-171d.Richard Bemelmans - 2002 - Ancient Philosophy 22 (1):75-86.
  5. added 2019-06-06
    Argument and Sophistry in the Republic. [REVIEW]R. S. W. Hawtrey - 1990 - The Classical Review 40 (2):317-319.
  6. added 2019-06-06
    Plato's Sophist: The Drama of Original and Image, by Stanley Rosen. [REVIEW]Seth Benardete - 1985 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 10 (2):167-171.
  7. added 2019-06-06
    Man the Measure of All Things: Socrates Versus Protagoras.P. S. Burrell - 1932 - Philosophy 7 (25):27-41.
  8. added 2018-06-26
    Rudolf Stein: "Megaloprepeia Bei Platon". (Bonn Diss.) Pp. 189. Bonn: Privately Printed, 1965. Paper. [REVIEW]A. W. H. Adkins - 1971 - The Classical Review 21 (02):290.
  9. added 2018-05-11
    Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists. By Marina McCoy and Plato and the Art of Philosophical Writing. By Christopher Rowe: Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Robin Waterfield - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (3):511-511.
  10. added 2018-04-16
    Review of Olof Pettersson & Vigdis Songe-Møller (Eds.) Plato's Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry. [REVIEW]Evan Rodriguez - 2017 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 201704.
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  11. added 2018-02-17
    Le Non-Être: Deux Études Sur le Sophiste de Platon. [REVIEW]Peter Lautner - 1998 - Ancient Philosophy 18 (2):480-484.
  12. added 2018-01-03
    The Power of the Sophist.David Kolb - 1990 - In Postmodern Sphistications: Philosophy, Architecture, and Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago press. pp. 25 – 36.
    Plato is mistaken on both sides of his distinction between Socrates and the Sophists. He imagines the Sophists to have a formless power that cannot be resisted. This exaltation of the power of persuasion needs to be seen as motivating excessive fears in various modern debates. Pragmatic approaches can lessen our fear.
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  13. added 2017-02-16
    Plato.Prosser Hall Frye - 1941 - Philosophical Review 50:339.
  14. added 2017-02-14
    The Sophists.John Gibert - forthcoming - Ancient Philosophy.
  15. added 2017-02-12
    Plato's Counterfeit Sophists (Review).Bruce Krajewski - 2012 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 45 (3):343-350.
  16. added 2017-02-11
    Sophistry In and As Its Course.Kenneth Liberman - 2008 - Argumentation 22 (1):59-70.
    Although sophistry has been characterized as separable from real philosophy, formal analysis does not work without it and one cannot always identify just where philosophy leaves off and sophistry begins. Whether sophistry offers anything to thinking reason has to do with what parties in dialogue do with sophistries. Sophistries can close down or open up philosophical perspectives, depending on the local work that sophistic strategies accomplish. Such local work of philosophers is rarely available to analyses of docile texts, but they (...)
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  17. added 2017-02-09
    History and Neo-Sophistic Criticism: A Reply to Poulakos.Edward Schiappa - 1990 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 23 (4):307 - 315.
  18. added 2017-02-03
    Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists (Review).Michael Svoboda - 2009 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 42 (2):pp. 191-196.
  19. added 2017-01-26
    Marina McCoy, Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists.Patrick Mooney - 2009 - Philosophy in Review 29 (1):48-50.
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  20. added 2017-01-22
    Plato's Sophistry.M. A. Stewart & Rosamond Kent Sprague - 1977 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 51 (1):21 - 61.
  21. added 2017-01-19
    Review of Marina McCoy, Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists[REVIEW]Eugene Garver - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (9).
  22. added 2017-01-19
    The Sophistry of Noble Lineage.J. R. Trevaskis - 1955 - Phronesis 1 (1):36-49.
  23. added 2017-01-15
    Rereading the Sophists: Classical Rhetoric Refigured.Susan C. Jarratt - 1991 - Southern Illinois University Press.
    This book is a critically informed challenge to the traditional histories of rhetoric and to the current emphasis on Aristotle and Plato as the most significant classical voices in rhetoric. In it, Susan C. Jarratt argues that the first sophists—a diverse group of traveling intellectuals in the fifth century B.C.—should be given a more prominent place in the study of rhetoric and composition. Rereading the ancient sophists, she creates a new lens through which to see contemporary social issues, including the (...)
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  24. added 2016-12-12
    Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists.Marina McCoy - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    Marina McCoy explores Plato's treatment of the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists through a thematic treatment of six different Platonic dialogues, including Apology, Protagoras, Gorgias, Republic, Sophist, and Phaedras. She argues that Plato presents the philosopher and the sophist as difficult to distinguish, insofar as both use rhetoric as part of their arguments. Plato does not present philosophy as rhetoric-free, but rather shows that rhetoric is an integral part of philosophy. However, the philosopher and the sophist are distinguished by the (...)
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  25. added 2015-10-03
    Review of Marina McCoy, Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists. [REVIEW]Evan Rodriguez & Ravi Sharma - 2008 - Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008 (12.36).
  26. added 2015-08-25
    The Sophistic Cross-Examination of Callicles in the Gorgias.Jyl Gentzler - 1995 - Ancient Philosophy 15 (1):17-43.
    Socrates' cross-examination of Callicles in the 'Gorgias' has traditionally been viewed as a paradigm of the Socratic method. I argue that, when he cross examines Callicles, Socrates behaves out of character. In fact, he acts like a Sophist and violates the very principles of persuasion that he advocates in the 'Gorgias'. I offer an explanation of Socrates' temporary transformation into a Sophist, and suggest that his role-reversal reinforces Plato's representation of Socrates as the model of the virtuous philosopher.
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  27. added 2015-04-29
    Plato and the "Socratic Fallacy".William Prior - 1998 - Phronesis 43 (2):97 - 113.
    Since Peter Geach coined the phrase in 1966 there has been much discussion among scholars of the "Socratic fallacy." No consensus presently exists on whether Socrates commits the "Socratic fallacy"; almost all scholars agree, however, that the "Socratic fallacy" is a bad thing and that Socrates has good reason to avoid it. I think that this consensus of scholars is mistaken. I think that what Geach has labeled a fallacy is no fallacy at all, but a perfectly innocent consequence of (...)
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  28. added 2015-04-29
    Protagoras and Logos.Gerald A. Press - 1996 - Ancient Philosophy 16 (1):159-161.
  29. added 2015-04-21
    Socrates and the Sophists: Plato's Protagoras, Euthydemus, Hippias Major and Cratylus. Plato - 2010 - Focus Publishing/ R. Pullins Co..
    This is an English translation of four of Plato’s dialogue (Protagoras, Euthydemus, Hippias Major, and Cratylus) that explores the topic of sophistry and philosophy, a key concept at the source of Western thought. Includes notes and an introductory essay. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.
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  30. added 2015-04-17
    Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists (Review).Richard D. Parry - 2009 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (1):pp. 131-132.
    Marina McCoy defends three interrelated claims about the topic mentioned in her title. First, the distinction between philosophy and rhetoric in the dialogues is not as clear as some commentators seem to think. Second, since philosophy as practiced by Socrates includes important rhetorical dimensions, there is no important methodological distinction between philosophy and rhetoric. Third, it is his virtues—and not any particular method—that differentiate Socrates the philosopher from sophists and rhetoricians. McCoy pursues different aspects of her theses through the Apology, (...)
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  31. added 2015-04-13
    Miarą Jest Każdy Z Nas: Projekt Zwolenników Zmienności Rzeczy W Platońskim Teajtecie Na Tle Myśli Sofistycznej (Each of us is a measure. The project of advocates of change in Plato’s Theaetetus as compared with sophistic thought).Zbigniew Nerczuk - 2009 - Wydawn. Nauk. Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika.
    Each of us is a measure. The project of advocates of change in Plato’s Theaetetus as compared with sophistic thought -/- Summary -/- One of the most intriguing motives in Plato’s Theaetetus is its historical-based division of philosophy, which revolves around the concepts of rest (represented by Parmenides and his disciples) and change (represented by Protagoras, Homer, Empedocles, and Epicharmus). This unique approach gives an opportunity to reconstruct the views of marginalized trend of early Greek philosophy - so called „the (...)
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  32. added 2015-04-13
    Sophistic Travel: Inheriting the Simulacrum Through Plato's "the Sophist".John Muckelbauer - 2001 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 34 (3):225-244.
  33. added 2015-04-13
    Eristic, Antilogic, Sophistic, Dialectic: Plato's Demarcation of Philosophy From Sophistry.Alexander Nehamas - 1990 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 7 (1):3 - 16.
  34. added 2015-04-12
    Socrates and Gorgias at Delphi and Olympia: Phaedrus 235d6–236b4.Kathryn A. Morgan - 1994 - Classical Quarterly 44 (02):375-.
    It is a commonplace of modern criticism that every text is to be located within a complex network of cultural practices and material. Students of the ancient world may sometimes feel at a disadvantage; we simply do not have as much information as we would like in order to contextualize thoroughly. This has been especially true in the study of Platonic dialogues. The meagre remains of the writings of the sophists against whom Plato measured himself and of the art to (...)
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  35. added 2015-04-12
    SPRAGUE, R. K. - "Plato's Use of Fallacy". [REVIEW]J. M. E. Moravesik - 1964 - Mind 73:142.
  36. added 2015-04-11
    Four Educators in Plato's Theaetetus.Avi I. Mintz - 2011 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (4):657-673.
    Scholars who have taken interest in Theaetetus' educational theme argue that Plato contrasts an inferior, even dangerous, sophistic education to a superior, philosophical, Socratic education. I explore the contrasting exhortations, methods, ideals and epistemological foundations of Socratic and Protagorean education and suggest that Socrates' treatment of Protagoras as educator is far less dismissive than others claim. Indeed, Plato, in Theaetetus, offers a qualified defence of both Socrates and Protagoras. Socrates and Protagoras each dwell in the middle ground between the extremes (...)
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  37. added 2015-04-10
    Protagoras (U.) Zilioli Protagoras and the Challenge of Relativism. Plato's Subtlest Enemy. Pp. Xii + 160, Ills. Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007. Cased, £50, US$99.95. ISBN: 978-0-7546-6078-. [REVIEW]Dana Miller - 2009 - The Classical Review 59 (2):375-.
  38. added 2015-04-05
    The Sophists Rhetoric, Democracy, and Plato's Idea of Sophistry.Harold Barrett - 1987
  39. added 2015-04-04
    Refutation and Relativism in Theaetetus 161-171.Alex Long - 2004 - Phronesis 49 (1):24 - 40.
    In this paper I discuss the dialogues between 'Protagoras', Theodorus and Socrates in "Theaetetus" 161-171 and emphasise the importance for this passage of a dilemma which refutation is shown to pose for relativism at 161e-162a. I argue that the two speeches delivered on Protagoras' behalf contain material that is deeply Socratic and suggest that this feature of the speeches should be interpreted as part of Plato's philosophical case against relativism, reflecting the relativist's own inability to defend his theory from attempts (...)
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  40. added 2015-04-04
    Review. Sophistical Rhetoric in Classical Greece. J Poulakos\The Birth of Rhetoric: Gorgias, Plato and Their Successors. R Wardy. [REVIEW]N. Livingstone - 1999 - The Classical Review 49 (2):424-426.
  41. added 2015-04-03
    Le logos du sophiste. Image et parole dans le Sophiste de Platon.Felipe Ledesma - 2009 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 30 (2):207-254.
    The logos question, one of the most important among the subjects that traverse the Plato's Sophist, has in fact some different aspects: the criticism of father Parmenides' logos, that is unable to speak about the not-being, but also about the being; the relations between logos and its cognates, phantasia, doxa and dianoia; the logos’ complex structure, that is a compound with onoma and rema; the difference between naming and saying, two distinct but inseparable actions; the logical and ontological conditions that (...)
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  42. added 2015-04-01
    Criteria of Fallacy and Sophistry for Use in the Analysis of Platonic Dialogues.G. Klosko - 1983 - Classical Quarterly 33 (02):363-.
    In recent years considerable attention has been focused on the question whether Plato ever uses arguments he knows to be sophistical, especially whether he puts such arguments into the mouth of Socrates. Though differing views have been held, at the present time the majority of scholars seem to believe that Plato does not. Though I disagree with this position, I will not attack it directly in this paper. Instead I will discuss what I take to be an important preliminary matter, (...)
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  43. added 2015-03-31
    Harold Barrett: The Sophists: Rhetoric, Democracy and Plato's Idea of Sophistry. Pp. Ix + 85. Novato, California: Chandler & Sharp, 1987. Paper, $6.95. [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1989 - The Classical Review 39 (01):143-.
  44. added 2015-03-31
    Plato's Noble Art Of Sophistry.G. B. Kerferd - 1954 - Classical Quarterly 4 (1-2):84-90.
    Plato's Sophist begins with an attempt to arrive by division at a definition of a Sophist. In the course of the attempt six different descriptions are discussed and the results summarized at 231 c-e. A seventh and final account may be said to occupy the whole of the rest of the dialogue, including the long digression on negative statements. The first five divisions characterize with a considerable amount of satire different types of sophist, or more probably different aspects of the (...)
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  45. added 2015-03-30
    Protagoras and Relativism.James E. Jordan - 1971 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 2 (3):7-29.
  46. added 2015-03-29
    Sophists, Names and Democracy.Jakub Jirsa - 2012 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 12 (2):125-138.
    The article argues that the Euthydemus shows the essential connection between sophistry, right usage of language, and politics. It shows how the sophistic use of language correlates with the manners of politics which Plato associates with the sophists. First, it proceeds by showing the explicit criticism of both brothers, for they seem unable to fulfill the task given to them. Second, several times in the dialogue Socrates criticizes the sophists’ use of language, since it is totally inappropriate to fulfill the (...)
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    The Sophist’s Dilemma in Plato’s Meno.Dale Jacquette - 1990 - Cogito 4 (2):112-119.
  48. added 2015-03-28
    Plato’s Dream of Sophistry.Giles Hibbert - 2000 - International Philosophical Quarterly 40 (1):120-121.
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    Sophistry Exposed.Scott R. Hemmenway - 1996 - Ancient Philosophy 16 (1):1-23.
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    Did Plato Refute Protagoras?James Haden - 1984 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (3):225 - 240.
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