Australasian Philosophical Review 3 (2):176-182 (2019)

Merrick Anderson
University College London
In the 5th century a number of sophists challenged the orthodox understanding of morality and claimed that practicing injustice was the best and most profitable way for an individual to live. Although a number of responses to sophistic immoralism were made, one argument, in fact coming from a pair of sophists, has not received the attention it deserves. According to the argument I call Immortal Repute, self-interested individuals should reject immorality and cultivate virtue instead, for only a virtuous agent can win the sort of everlasting reputation that makes a life truly admirable and successful.
Keywords Anonymous Iamlichi  Prodicus  Sophistic Movement  Immoralism
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DOI 10.1080/24740500.2020.1716663
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