Plato’s Socrates, Sophistic Antithesis and Scepticism

  • Dougal Blyth

Abstract

In some Platonic dialogues Socrates apparently shares significant characteristics with contemporary sophists, especially a technique of antithetical argumentation.  Since sophists anticipated later Academic philosophers in arguing antithetically and a resultant form of, then, with Socrates’ repeated claims to ignorance, Plato’s depiction of him arguing antithetically suggests later Academics could plausibly appeal to Plato for evidence that Socrates and he were, as it seems they actually did.

Keywords

Plato, Socrates, Sceptics, Sophists, antithesis

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Published
2019-07-15
How to Cite
BLYTH, Dougal. Plato’s Socrates, Sophistic Antithesis and Scepticism. PLATO JOURNAL: The Journal of the International Plato Society, [S.l.], v. 19, p. 25-42, july 2019. ISSN 2183-4105. Available at: <https://impactum-journals.uc.pt/platojournal/article/view/6804>. Date accessed: 24 aug. 2019.
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