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Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -156) and index.
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Introduction : Protagoras, Plato and relativism Topic and aims Relativism Approaches to Plato Structure Perceptions and indeterminacy The historical Protagoras Sophistic training and philosophical education The digression Reading the Theaetetus Ontological relativism Ontological indeterminacy Historical plausibility explained further Differing dispositions Wisdom and incommensurability Protagoras in the Cratylus The defence Two fragments Incommensurability The 'objective standard' objection The (possible) answer The scope of Protagoras' relativism Ethics and forms of life Ethical relativism The myth Virtue and technique Subjectivism and emotivism Forms of life Radical use Inconsistency, self-refutation and the heart of the matter Plato's objections Protagoras and inconsistency Saying and showing Health Advantage Democratic knowledge Illusory wisdom The self-refutation argument Conclusions : the tools of relativism.