Plato's Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry

2017.04.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olof Pettersson and Vigdis Songe-Møller (eds.), Plato's Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry,
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2017.04.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olof Pettersson and Vigdis Songe-Møller (eds.), Plato's Protagoras: Essays on the Confrontation of Philosophy and Sophistry, Springer, 2017, 235pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9783319455839. Reviewed by Evan Rodriguez, Idaho State University The topic of this book is a timely one. As Olof Pettersson points out in the introduction, the study of Plato's defense of philosophy as contrasted with sophistry is an area with growing momentum and with much left unexplored. Those with a broad interest in Plato or in the Protagoras are likely to find some perspectives and ideas in this volume worth considering, especially in the final contribution by Paul Woodruff. Yet there is relatively little new analysis of the confrontation between philosophy and sophistry. Plato's Protagoras is indeed an important dialogue for understanding the topic. Its namesake is a famous Greek intellectual and a leading figure of the sophistic. . .

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