Dialogue 24 (1):33- (1985)

Mohan Matthen
University of Toronto, Mississauga
The standard interpretation of "Theaetetus" 152-160 has Plato attribute to Protagoras a relativistic theory of truth and existence. It is argued here that in fact the individuals of Protagorean worlds are inter-Personal. (thus the Protagorean theory has public objects, but private truth). Also, a new interpretation is offered of Plato's use of heraclitean flux to model relativism. The philosophical and semantic consequences of the interpretation are explored.
Keywords Plato  Protagorean relativism  Protagoras' theory of perception
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