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Sophist Solutions was founded in 1989 and has maintained an internet presence since 1991.
More information about Sophist Solutions' principals is available online.
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  Sophists [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
In this way, the sophists tried to entangle, entrap, and confuse their opponents, and even, if this were not possible, to beat them down by mere violence and noise.
Early on Sophists were seen to be of merit as people of superior skill or wisdom, as we find in Pindar and Herodotus.
Like the earlier sophists, they went generally from place to place, and were overwhelmed with applause and with marks of distinction by their contemporaries, including the Roman Emperors.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/s/sophists.htm   (673 words)

  
 Sophist- by Plato - (Part I of 3) Schiller Institute Translated by L. Vaughan
That non-philosophers and non-statesmen, such as sophists and popular orators, could exist at all, was a problem equivalent to the problem as to whether non-being could exist.
But the tribe which we now intend to search out, the sophist, is not the easiest of all to comprehend; and in all great things that one must practice beautifully, it has been long ago universally resolved that care must be taken in the small and easy things before the great things themselves are attempted.
The sophist class is, as it seems, nothing else but the money-making class of the wrangling, disputatious, controversial, pugnacious, combative, acquisitive art, as the argument has now once again revealed.
www.schillerinstitute.org /transl/trans_pl_sophist.html   (6264 words)

  
 Plato's Sophist and the Being of the Not-Being
Plato's Sophist and the Being of the Not-Being
He wants to say that sophists make us believe what is false, but he sees that the sophists will retort that this is impossible because a false belief must be one that asserts what is contrary to what is, either by holding that not-beings are, or by holding that beings are not.
He then alarms his hearers by telling them that though the existence of not-being has been established, the sophists will still be able to contend that statements and beliefs cannot partake in it, and meets this with the analysis of a proposition into an onoma and a rema with which we are familiar.
www.formalontology.it /plato-sophist.htm   (4660 words)

  
 sophist - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sophists (Greek sophistēs,”expert, master craftsman, man of wisdom”), originally, name applied by the ancient Greeks to learned men, such as the...
A man who criticizes the length of an argument must be required to support his grumble with a proof that a briefer statement would have left him...
publicist, polemicist, essayist, writer, speaker, orator, satirist, partisan, apologist, mouthpiece, sophist, spin doctor
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 sophist - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sophists (Greek sophistēs,”expert, master craftsman, man of wisdom”), originally, name applied by the ancient Greeks to learned men, such as the...
A man who criticizes the length of an argument must be required to support his grumble with a proof that a briefer statement would have left him...
publicist, polemicist, essayist, writer, speaker, orator, satirist, partisan, apologist, mouthpiece, sophist, spin doctor
ca.encarta.msn.com /sophist.html   (117 words)

  
 The Return of the Sophist
To the young Plato, who observed their antics with outrage, these "sophists" were a threat to the very soul of Athens.
The sophist, by contrast, misleads us with cunning fallacies, takes advantage of our weakness, and offers himself as the solution to problems of which he himself is the cause.
The sophists are back with a vengeance, and are all the more to be feared, in that they come disguised as philosophers.
members.aol.com /PracticalPhilo/Volume1Articles/sophistReturn.htm   (909 words)

  
 SOPHIST
Now the tribe of Sophists which we are investigating is not easily caught or defined; and the world has long ago agreed, that if great subjects are to be adequately treated, they must be studied in the lesser and easier instances of them before we proceed to the greatest of all.
And as I know that the tribe of Sophists is troublesome and hard to be caught, I should recommend that we practise beforehand the method which is to be applied to him on some simple and smaller thing, unless you can suggest a better way.
Because the Sophist runs away into the darkness of not-being, in which he has learned by habit to feel about, and cannot be discovered because of the darkness of the place.
www.sacred-texts.com /cla/plato/sophist.htm   (15751 words)

  
 SOPHIST
And this is of the utmost importance, since false speaking and false thinking were the specialty of the Sophist (the one who appears wise, and who says of things that they are, that they are not, and of things that are not, that they are).
The Sophist is called a human producer of images who makes out of himself the semblance of being wise and creates in others, through private conversation, the belief that he really is wise (264c-268d).
The quest for the nature of the Sophist became involved with the problems of deceit and falsity when it was discovered that the art of Sophistry entails the ability to produce an image of oneself as appearing wise while not being wise (218d-237a).
caae.phil.cmu.edu /cavalier/80250/Plato/Sophist/Sophist.html   (5122 words)

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