Stoic Six Pack 7 The Sophists

Stoic Six Pack 7 The Sophists

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"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing."
- Socrates.

Two centuries before the Stoics lived The Sophists, star philosophers who roamed Athens during the fifth century B.C. commanding large fees for speaking and private lessons. They offered practical education, speculation on the nature of the universe and knowledge in the art of life and politics. The most famous were Protagoras, Gorgias, Prodicus, Hippias, Thrasymachus, Callicles, Lycophron, Antiphon and Cratylus.

Stoic Six Pack 7 – The Sophists brings key primary and secondary sources together in one volume for a fully rounded understanding of this early, often misunderstood philosophical movement:

The Sophists by Henry Sidgwick
Dialogues Protagoras and Gorgias by Plato
Memoirs of Socrates by Xenophon
Stoic Self-control by William De Witt Hyde
The Sophists – Biographical Sketches by William Smith
Euthydemus by Plato

Includes Sophist image gallery.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157654870
Publisher: Enhanced E-Books
Publication date: 02/04/2016
Series: Stoic Six Pack , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 286
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Henry Graham Dakyns, often H. G. Dakyns (1838–1911), was a British translator of Ancient Greek, best known for his translations of Xenophon: the Cyropaedia and Hellenica, The Economist, Hiero and On Horsemanship.

William De Witt Hyde (September 23, 1858 – June 29, 1917) was an American college president, born at Winchendon, Mass.

Benjamin Jowett (15 April 1817 – 1 October 1893) was renowned as an influential tutor and administrative reformer in the University of Oxford, a theologian and translator of Plato and Thucydides. He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford.

Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher and mathematician in Classical Greece, and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition.

Henry Sidgwick (31 May 1838 – 28 August 1900) was an English utilitarian philosopher and economist. He was one of the founders and first president of the Society for Psychical Research and a member of the Metaphysical Society, and promoted the higher education of women.

Sir William Smith (20 May 1813 – 7 October 1893) was an English lexicographer.

Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C.

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