Sophist

  • (noun): Any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects.
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Some articles on sophist, sophists:

Statesman (dialogue)
... It is ostensibly an attempt to arrive at a definition of "statesman," as opposed to "sophist" or "philosopher" and is presented as following the action of the Sophist ... Those that rule merely give the appearance of such knowledge, but in the end are really sophists or imitators ... For, as the Stranger maintains, a sophist is one who does not know the right thing to do, but only appears to others as someone who does ...
Sofisti - Sophists of Ancient Greece
... The Greek word sophist (sophistēs) derives from the words sophia, and sophos, meaning “wisdom” or “wise” since the time of Homer and was originally used to describe expertise in a ... refers to the seven sages as "performers of political poetry." Sophists were philosopher-teachers who traveled around Greek cities claiming to teach their students everything that was ... Although there were numerous differences among Sophist teachings, a prominent element in their philosophy was skepticism ...
Sophist Productions
... Sophist Productions is a media and marketing company based in Long Island City, New York ... Sophist Productions won consequitive 2010 and 2009 International Special Events Society (NY Chapter) Big Apple Awards for Best Demonstration of ROI for Text-to-Pledge ... Sophist represents a variety of clients, most of which are non-profit organizations including Boys Girls Clubs of America, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Ronald McDonald ...
Diaeresis (philosophy) - Plato's Method of Definition
... See also Sophist (dialogue)#Method of definition Diaeresis is a method of definition based on partitition which occurs in the Platonic dialogues Phaedrus, Sophist, Statesman and Philebus ... For example, in the Sophist (§235B), the Eleatic Stranger is examining illusions, which consist of words and "visual objects." By using diaeresis, he divides visual objects, by which it becomes clear he means ...
Sophist (dialogue)
... The Sophist (Greek Σοφιστής) is a Platonic dialogue from the philosopher's late period, most likely written in 360 BC ... Its main theme is to identify what a sophist is and how a sophist differs from a philosopher and statesman ... Because the Sophist treats these matters, it is often taken to shed light on Plato's Theory of Forms and is compared with the Parmenides, which criticized what is ...

More definitions of "sophist":

  • (noun): Someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious.
    Synonyms: casuist

Famous quotes containing the word sophist:

    I laugh at the lore and pride of man
    At the sophist schools, and the learned clan;
    For what are they all, in their high conceit,
    When man in the bush with God may meet?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)