Kerferd, G. B.
THE SOPHISTIC MOVEMENTCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. First Edition.
THE SOPHISTIC MOVEMENT
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. First edition. An introduction to the Sophists of fifth-century Athens as well as an interpretation of their thought, showing them as an exciting and historically crucial intellectual movement. At the center of their teaching was a form of relativism, most famously expressed by Protagoras as 'Man is the measure of all things', and which they developed in views on knowledge and argument, virtue, government, society, and the gods. Their contributions began the debate on many central philosophical questions and shifted the focus of philosophical attention from the cosmos to man. Hardcover in dust jacket. 184 pages.
8vo., vii, 184pp.; VG/VG; spine white with black and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild bumping and shelfwear; a few small stains on front cover; two price stickers on inside front flap; interior clean; shelved philosophy.
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