Since I myself have been an inmate of a lunatic asylum, I cannot but notice that the sophistic
tendencies of some of its inmates lean towards the errors of non causa and ignoratio elenche.
This essay looks at the Literary Revolution through a Sophistic
lens to see how Hu's ideas on the Sophists influenced the rhetorical impetus of his reform and to clarify his legacy.
I further suggest that by doing so Achilles transfers the world-changing powers of magic to persuasive language, thus opening the door for a metaliterary reading in which the author asserts that the most potent "magic" is sophistic
rhetoric and he himself the foremost "magician.
This article makes a very strong case that sophistic
claims of superior social worth based onpaideia did not go unchallenged by members of the non-elite classes.
This paper argues that the puzzle can be resolved if we understand Socrates' interpretation of Simonides' poem to be a parody, which articulates implicit criticisms of sophistic
True to sophistic
form, Philostratus defends painting on the grounds of its contribution to wisdom (sophia); (60) with tongue firmly in cheek, and amid a series of whimsical negative clauses, the author also associates painting with "truthfulness" (aletheia), thereby framing the entire work around the twin poles of authenticity and falsehood.
The couplet crafter finds himself facing a sophistic
task, which is a matter of making the worse argument seem the better, or, more precisely, making an intervention into the cultural doxa by reconfiguring a preformed semantic environment.
Reason's dark champions; constructive strategies of Sophistic
Language games, deconstruction, weak thought, radical heterogeneity, differend and differences, the ruin of Reason, promotion of the fragment, discourse reduced to shreds: all of this argues in favour of a sophistic
line of thinking, and puts philosophy in a deadlock' (20).
He sees Tertullian as participating more in traditional Roman rhetoric and less in that of the Second Sophistic
Yet when the author asks the chief disciple of the Siberian Jesus why there are sixty-one "rules of the soul," the other snaps at him with the sort of sophistic
reply so prevalent in the sect: "Because there are rules and there are sixty-one of them.
There are more sophistic
control strategies, for example the robust control (Bakosova et al.