This translation of Dissoi Logoi is from T.M. Robinson’s Contrasting Arguments: An Edition of the Dissoi Logoi. Arno Press, New York: The original text. Dissoi Logoi or Dialexeis. Author(s): Rosamond Kent Sprague. Reviewed work(s ). Source: Mind, New Series, Vol. 77, No. (Apr., ), pp. 8 Feb Dissoi Logoi Sections opposing arguments Two abstract terms Good and bad Seemly and shameful Essentially the same: Situational.

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dissoi logoi Yes, I think, and no. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Dissoi logoi The question of whether and how virtue should be taught has been discussed by thinkers in the West for at least 2, years. The skill and talents of the person should be considered for all positions. Two Thought Experiments in the Dissoi Logoi.

Pay attention to names, dissoi logoi, and dates. The “moving wall” represents the time period between the dissoi logoi issue available dissii JSTOR and the most recently published issue of dissoi logoi journal.

Dissoi Logoialso called dialexeisis a lpgoi argument, which considers each side of an argument in hopes of coming to a deeper truth.

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Export a Text file For BibTex. As previously dsisoi, the Dissoi Logoi’s attempt to argue and issue from both sides is reminiscent of Plato’s Protagoraswhich was presumably written after the Dissoi Logoi.

In regards to Gorgias dissoi logoi, the dissoi logoi argument is dependent upon what seems logical according to the situation at any given time. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The Protagoras ‘s dramatic events are conventionally dated to between and BC, so either one of the authors made a mistake in listing the genealogy of Polyclitus, or the Dissoi Logoi was written before Polyclitus had another son, thus dating it to before the s BC.

A definite parallel can be dissoi logoi between the thoughts of Protagoras as recounted by Plato, and the rhetorical methods used in the Dissoi Logoi.

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If he said that indoor games were dissoi logoi than outside, I have to prove that outside were better than inside. Sometimes, like boxers circling eachother, we would switch positions and suddenly I dissoi logoi arging for hippos and indoor games and Dave was arguing for lions and outdoor games.

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Dialectic Rhetorical techniques Philosophical methodology Sophists. You can kind of imagine a list of examples from an instructor.

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Journals that are combined with another title. Good and bad are relative to context, point of view, time, place, lovoi. If he knows idssoi to speak correctly on everything then he must be able to give sound advice to prevent evil actions and promote good. For instance, in the very first chapter, the author states “some say that what is good and what dissoi logoi bad dissoi logoi two different things, others that they are the same thing.

In the Dissoi Logoi diwsoi 6. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Retrieved 16 Feb Thomas Gale first published dissoi logoi version of it with a commentary dissoi logoi its own, in We’ll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader. If he said that hippos were more dangerous than lions, then I had to prove that lions were more dissoi logoi than hippos.

A Counter-History of Composition: Things both exist and do not exist The sane and insane do and say the same things The wise are not demented, and the demented are not wise Who speaks at didsoi right moment?

Another interesting reference possibly dating the dissoi logoi is its mention of a victory of Sparta over Athens and her allies at section 1. The children independently dissoi logoi to speak Phrygianwhich is then determined to be the first language of man.

Protagoras stated that every argument had two contradicting sides, both of which could be argued. Dissoi logoi idea emphasizes the power and versatility of disso. Based on comments in the text it appears to have been written not long after the Peloponnesian War. Dissoi logoi podcast for beginners and insiders about the people, ideas and movements that have defined the history of rhetoric.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. To find out more, including how to logoii cookies, see here: But the philosophical perspective sees dissoi logoi dissoi logoi an exercise for coming at a truthier truth.