TITLE

SOPHISTS, THE FIRST TEACHERS OF RHETORIC

AUTHOR(S)
CAZACU, AUREL M.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Economics, Management & Financial Markets;Jun2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p608
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For the sophists, the human and his spiritual creations are situated in the center of reflection. Thus it can be understood why the dominant topics of sophistical speculation in Protagoras, Gorgias or Prodicos are ethics, politics, art, language, religion, education including rhetoric, that is all we call today humanistic culture, Humanism, Relativism, accent stressed on cognition and experience, on capacity to convince, on actual needs of the moment, are as many benchmarks enlightening us why sophists had such a great success, especially among young people. If the term "sophist" received for a long time a negative signification, nowadays the majority of the researchers agree that the sophists have been a cultural phenomenon as necessary as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Furthermore, the same could not exist without sophists.
ACCESSION #
64433452

 

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