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Heraclitus, Heraclitus' Fragments -- a Commentary
RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS "Most men do not think (phroneousi) things in the way that they encounter them, nor do they recognize what they experience, but believe their own opinions. (Kahn) "Many people do not...
History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Reason, Uncategorized
RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Other Sophists On various issues the sophists were clearly not of one mind. Callicles and Hippias of Elis both disagreed with Protagoras about the primacy of convention over nature. Nature, they...
History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Moral theory, Political Philosophy
RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Protagoras Agnosticism Protagoras, who in antiquity was often thought to be an atheist, is often considered the most important of the sophists. The argument passed down from him on our inability to...
History of Philosophy
RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Parmenides Hans Georg Gadamer, on of Germany's most important 20th century hermeneutical philosophers and classical scholars, emphasizes in particular the importance of Parmenedes and the Eleatics for Plato's later theory of...
History of Philosophy, On Reason, Reason
RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Descartes' influence has been profound. His criticisms of scholasticism and elevation of rational introspection were seminal for Continental Rationalism. His focus on the experience of the individual subject has had...