In M. L. Gill & P. Pellegrin (eds.), A Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Blackwell (2006)

Rachel Barney
University of Toronto, St. George
This discussion emphasises the diversity, philosophical seriousness and methodological distinctiveness of sophistic thought. Particular attention is given to their views on language, ethics, and the social construction of various norms, as well as to their varied, often undogmatic dialectical methods. The assumption that the sophists must have shared common doctrines (not merely overlapping interests and professional practices) is called into question.
Keywords sophists  relativism  dialectic  nomos  Protagoras  Gorgias
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Endoxa and Epistemology in Aristotle’s Topics.Joseph Bjelde - 2021 - In Joseph Andrew Bjelde, David Merry & Christopher Roser (eds.), Essays on Argumentation in Antiquity. Cham: Springer. pp. 201-214.

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
509 ( #17,142 of 2,499,764 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
55 ( #14,905 of 2,499,764 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes