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Antiphon the Sophist's critique of law

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Antiphon has often been singled out by scholars as the Sophist who gave expression to the most radical critique of law. He is often spoken of as an immoralist thinker, who recommended that people reject the established laws and pursue solely what is in their self-interest. In this thesis, the grounds for ascribing the label of immoralist to Antiphon will be assessed. I will argue that it is misguided to view Antiphon in this regard on two principal counts: his purpose in 'On Truth' is to u...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
M.St.
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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