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Plato

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Philosophy — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Classical Studies.

ancient Greek philosopher; born ca.429 b.c., died 347.

He was, along with Aristotle, one of the pillars

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Protagoras

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Classical Studies.

Of Abdera (c.490–420 bc), the most celebrated of the sophists. He travelled widely throughout the Greek world, including several visits to Athens, where he was associated with Pericles. He...

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right action

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

Finding what is the right thing to do terminates moral and ethical discussion of what to do. It does not always terminate practical discussion, if, for example, expediency, practicality,...

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sophists

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Classical Studies.

A paid teacher of philosophy and rhetoric in Greece in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, associated in popular thought with moral scepticism and specious reasoning. Recorded from the...

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