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Toward a Sophistic Definition of Rhetoric

  title={Toward a Sophistic Definition of Rhetoric},
  author={John Poulakos},
When Hegel undertook to reanimate the Sophists,1 he established with poignant observations that the message of those itinerant teachers of culture was a naturai as well as a necessary link between Pre-Socratic (especially Anaxagoran) and Platonic thought.2 Thus, he endowed their views with intellectual integrity on the one hand, and gave them a place in the history of philosophy on the other. The recent plenitude of sophistic studies shows that Hegel's work was not an instance of philosophical… 
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Weidmannsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1952), 85 B7a
  • Ail subséquent fragments are from this source. The translation of this fragment is by Francis E. Sparshott in Rosamond . Sprague, ed., The Older Sophists,
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Lectures in thè History of Philosophy, trans
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The Art of Persuasion in Greece
The Interior Distance, trans
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Untersteiner, The Sophists
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The Ethics of Rhetoric, (Chicago: Henry Regnery
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demonstrates how this is so in his article "Gorgias: A Study of Oratorical Style," Quarterly Journal of Speech Education
  • 1921