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 concept, entitled The Fifth-Century Enlightenment, offers in elements with the Sophists and Socrates, the major figures within the dramatic and basic shift of philosophical curiosity from the actual universe to guy. each one of those components is now to be had as a paperback with the textual content, bibliography and indexes amended the place worthy in order that each one half is self-contained. The Sophists assesses the contribution of people like Protagoras, Gorgias and Hippias to the extreme highbrow and ethical fermant in fifth-century Athens. They wondered the bases of morality, faith and arranged society itself and the character of data and language; they initiated a complete sequence of vital and carrying on with debates, they usually provoked Socrates and Plato to a big restatement and defence of conventional values.

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