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  1. Feb 2019
  2. Jan 2019
    1. Socrates

      Via Socrates Biography -- Britannica "Socrates was widely considered to be a Sophist, though he did not teach for money and his aims were entirely different from theirs. Although there is a late tradition according to which Pythagoras invented the word philosopher, it was certainly through Socrates—who insisted that he possessed no wisdom but was striving for it—that the term came into general use and was later applied to all earlier serious thinkers."

  3. Sep 2013
    1. There's a certain sort of hubris with the Sophists, and rhetoricians in general which I find so fascinating- evidenced in our earlier readings, and this one as well.

    2. most ridiculous of all is that they distrust those from whom they are to get this money--they distrust, that is to say, the very men to whom they are about to deliver the science of just dealing--and they require that the fees advanced by their students be entrusted for safe keeping

      More (supposed) hypocrisy. Practice what you preach. Does Isocrates statement have merit? If my aim were to teach you how to deal justly (to be trustworthy), does it necessarily follow that I should trust you? I don't think so. If it is that I am to teach you to be just, it may very well be that you aren't just yet.

    1. GORGIAS: To the greatest, Socrates, and the best of human things.

      General, unspecified answer

    2. Some answers, Socrates, are of necessity longer; but I will do my best to make them as short as possible

      I'm wondering if his preferred strategy is generally the opposite: long-winded answers to make the answer more obscure but partially visible.

    3. you praised it as if you were answering some one who found fault with it, but you never said what the art was.

      Answered his question indirectly, didn't come outright and say it. Rhetorical strategy, sophist in nature?

    4. a maker of rhetoricians

      wouldn't that make him a sophist?