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Numero 04 SOPHISTS

Issue 04 – Sophists

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EDITORIAL

(translated by Silvia Benso)

For this issue of SpazioFilosofico, we have chosen the theme “Sophists” because when it comes to marking the urgency of a rethinking, such a theme seems to us to be more precise than the subject “Truth.” Leggi tutto »

 

How Sophistry Really Does Things With Words

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Sophistic discourse is the paradigm of a form of discourse that does things with words. It is not a “performative” in Austin’s sense; rather, it is really a discourse that makes, transforms, or creates the world. Leggi tutto »

 

Truth and Authority

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Political constructivists (such as John Rawls) and pluralists (such as Bernard Williams) refrain from using truth in political matters and moral disagreements. They agree with relativists on the “polemical conception of truth,” which takes moral truths to enjoy only a local kind of normativity. Leggi tutto »

 

Saying Good-Bye to Truth? The Role of eikos in the Debate Against Sophistry

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This paper deals with the concept of eikos, traditionally translated as “probability” or “likelihood.” The aim is to show the complexity and the theoretical value of this notion and, more specifically, the crucial role it plays in the Platonic attack against the Sophists. Leggi tutto »

 

“Logos is a Powerful Lord”

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È certamente un indizio significativo che dei maggiori sofisti ci sia pervenuto solo un numero assai limitato di frammenti, per numero e qualità assai inferiore alle testimonianze che li riguardano. Leggi tutto »

 
 

Practices of Truth

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The essay proposes an excercise of recapitulation of some originary philosophical structures in which the theoretical commitmens that are made and the internal boundaries that are marked have relevant consequences in terms of the destiny of the truth. Leggi tutto »

 

«Truth is not served on silver plates»

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Truth is not served on silver plates by obliging servants. One must look for the truth each time anew. Truth is the result of procedures and rules Leggi tutto »

 

Sophists and Lawyers One

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A widespread opinion regards the lawyer as a “sophist” in the negative sense of the term, that is, a person prone to deceiving discourse and careless with respect to ideals of justice and truth. Leggi tutto »

 
 

Sophists and Lawyers Two

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Sophists and lawyers: commonplace often tends to assimilate the two categories under the double mark of an indifference toward truth and justice Leggi tutto »

 
 
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