In Artur Pacewicz, Anna Olejarczyk & Janusz Jaskóła (eds.), Philosophiae Itinera. Studia i rozprawy ofiarowane Janinie Gajdzie-Krynickiej. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego. pp. 323-335 (2009)

Authors
Zbigniew Nerczuk
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Abstract
Natural basis of the Sophistic conception of man — an outline. Following the tradition of the philosophy of nature, influenced by hippocratic medicine, Sophists claim that human-being is a biological creature, a part of the world of nature, subject to its rules and rights. Convinced that human-being is a composition of physical and spiritual elements and interested in the relation between the two, the Sophists examine the impact of psychological and physical stimuli on human behaviour. They take under scrutiny various human states (pathe) such as sleep, wakefulness, sickness, madness, love, hatred. They emphasize the uniqueness and "private" character of individual perceptions and states which are dependent on the particular situation of a given subject. For these reasons, as they maintain, the nature of human cognition must be "private", fragmentary and limited.
Keywords ancient Philosophy  Sophists
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Plato's Counterfeit Sophists.Håkan Tell - 2010 - Harvard University Press.
Protagoras.Michael Frede - 1956 - Oxford University Press.
The Greek Sophists: Teachers of Virtue.David Dwyer Corey - 2002 - Dissertation, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-04-06

Total views
117 ( #76,195 of 2,326,025 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #87,101 of 2,326,025 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes