21 Morality subjected to Reason

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Morality subjected to Reason: The Sophists The birth of rhetoric ‘Nature’ in conflict with ‘Law’ The ‘relativism’ of Xenophanes and Protagoras Plutarch wrote about many famous Greeks and wrote about Pericles and the buildings in the Acropolis o Parthenon-biggest Doric Temple o They were created in such a short amount of time that lasts forever. They still look ‘new’. o The Propalayia- Gateway of Acropolis-5 years to be built. One of the workmen slipped and fell and was severely injured. The goddess appeared to Pericles in a dream and she gave a healing process and the dude got better. In effect, Pericles created Athena the Healer statue. This is poised between religion and mythology and the new sophists philosophy. Associates and friends of Pericles (FOP) o Anaxagoras-natural philosopher, like Empedkles. Tried to write a theory about what the world is made up of. Theory of matter that every piece of matter contained seeds of every kind of matter. It allowed him to explain how apple pie is turned into your body. Its potential. Leads to the idea that matter is indestructible and at the same time trying to take into
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