A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 3, The Fifth Century by W. K. C. Guthrie

By W. K. C. Guthrie

The 3rd quantity of Professor Guthrie's nice background of Greek inspiration, entitled The Fifth-Century Enlightenment, bargains in elements with the Sophists and Socrates, the most important figures within the dramatic and basic shift of philosophical curiosity from the actual universe to guy. every one of those elements is now on hand as a paperback with the textual content, bibliography and indexes amended the place important in order that each one half is self-contained. The Sophists assesses the contribution of people like Protagoras, Gorgias and Hippias to the intense highbrow and ethical fermant in fifth-century Athens. They puzzled the bases of morality, faith and arranged society itself and the character of information and language; they initiated an entire sequence of vital and carrying on with debates, and so they provoked Socrates and Plato to a massive restatement and defence of conventional values.

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