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25) Observing that such purifiers resemble sophists the way dogs do wolves, the Stranger nevertheless lets "it be said that in their logos .
He himself indicates that it differs from the sorts of things the other sophists supply.
Descartes, like the professional sophists and inspired poets of old, manages to move philosophical knowledge from its prior position at the reach of every man, to a supernal place of exalted, inspired revelation accessed only by elites like himself.
Philosophy seeks to make any elements of truth in them part of itself, not through some external enforcement by rhetoric or persuasion, as was the case with sophists and poets, but rather through an internalization process whereby one comes to discover the true nature of these things by dialectic.
The Theaetetus is linked dramatically and thematically with the Sophist and Statesman.
Clearly, Plato had in mind here his own dispute with the Sophists.
In the fifth chapter the author relates Socrates' etymologies to the positions of Pherecydes, Heraclitus, Empedocles, the Homeric Interpreters, the Anaxagorean school, the Derveni Commentator, astronomers and cosmologists, tragedians and sophists.
22) That Plato treats subjectivism as a unifying feature of sophists, where "sophist" is taken in the most general sense, is clear from his awkward and mostly unsatisfactory attempt to force the views of Homer, Epicharmus, Heraclitus, and certain subtle contemporaries of Socrates to amount to the Protagorean thesis (152e; 160d).
The author in his book has mentioned a variety of subjects such as the idea of Philosophy, the ionics, the Pythagoreans, the eledtics, Heraclites, the sophists, Socrates, plato, Aristotle, the stoics, and many others with complete historic background.
Furthermore, scholars have considered Speroni s interest in ancient sophists as a marginal aspect of his philosophy and have disregarded the paramount role of the period s vernacular writing on sophistry that began with his works and spread throughout sixteenth-century Italy.
Sophists, Philosophers, and Christians (Greek culture in the Roman world).
12) Unfortunately, this can be done only by sacrificing some truth about what sophistry is: we cannot say that sophists fail to acquire anything, any more than we can say that they fail to produce deceptive semblances of truth.