Protagoras


Protagoras
Protagorean /proh tag'euh ree"euhn/, adj.Protagoreanism, n.
/proh tag"euhr euhs/, n.
c480-c421 B.C., Greek Sophist philosopher.

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born 485, Abdera, Greece
died с 410 BC

Greek philosopher, first and most famous of the sophists.

He spent most of his life at Athens, where he considerably influenced contemporary thought on moral and political questions. Plato named one of his dialogues after him. Protagoras claimed to teach men "virtue" in the conduct of their daily lives. He is best known for his dictum, "Man is the measure of all things" (see relativism; ethical relativism). Though he adopted conventional moral ideas, his work Concerning the Gods advocated agnosticism regarding religious belief. He was accused of impiety, his books were publicly burned, and he was exiled from Athens с 415 BC.

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▪ Greek philosopher

born c. 485 BC, , Abdera, Greece
died c. 410

      thinker and teacher, the first and most famous of the Greek Sophists.

      Protagoras spent most of his life at Athens, where he considerably influenced contemporary thought on moral and political questions. Plato named one of his dialogues after him. Protagoras taught as a Sophist for more than 40 years, claiming to teach men “virtue” in the conduct of their daily lives. He is best known for his dictum “Man is the measure of all things,” probably an expression of the relativity to the individual of all perceptions and, according to some, of all judgments as well. He acquired great wealth and reputation from his teaching, prompting his appointment as lawgiver for the Athenian colony of Thurii in Italy. Though he adopted conventional moral ideas, Protagoras expressed his agnostic attitude toward belief in the gods in Concerning the Gods. He was accused of impiety, his books were publicly burned, and he was exiled from Athens about 415 BC for the rest of his life.

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