Reason's Dark Champions: Constructive Strategies of Sophistic Argument
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Reason's Dark Champions: Constructive Strategies of Sophistic Argument

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ISBN-13:
9781570038785
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.2010
Seiten:
184
Autor:
Christopher W. Tindale
Gewicht:
408 g
Format:
234x157x20 mm
Serie:
Studies in Rhetoric/Communicat
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Recent decades have witnessed a major restoration of the Sophists' reputation, revising the Platonic and Aristotelian "orthodoxies" that have dominated the tradition. Still lacking is a full appraisal of the Sophists' strategies of argumentation. Christopher W. Tindale corrects that omission in Reason's Dark Champions. Viewing the Sophists as a group linked by shared strategies rather than by common epistemological beliefs, Tindale illustrates that the Sophists engaged in a range of argumentative practices in manners wholly different from the principal ways in which Plato and Aristotle employed reason. By examining extant fifth-century texts and the ways in which Sophistic reasoning is mirrored by historians, playwrights, and philosophers of the classical world, Tindale builds a robust understanding of Sophistic argument with relevance to contemporary studies of rhetoric and communication.