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Sophistic Rhetoric and “Little Pink Houses”

I guess I should attempt to make a bridge between “guitar” and “sophist.” In “Encomium of Helen” the sophist Gorgias defends Helen of Troy, widely considered to be the epitome of a bad woman.  Gorgias argues that she is blameless … Continue reading

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What is a Sophist?

The sophists were in a sense traveling professors of rhetoric and other arts.  Most of what we know about them comes from Plato in dialogues like the Gorgias and the Protagoras.  Susan Jarratt, in Re-reading the Sophists, argues that Plato … Continue reading

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