reliable, many of the works included in it are fragmentary and corrupt. Despite efforts.W.F Hegel and George Grote toward rehabilitating the reputations of Gorgias and the other sophists in the 19th century, the sophists still had a foul reputation well into the 20th century (as evidenced by the pejorative term "sophistry. This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa.0 License (CC-by-sa which may be used and disseminated with proper attribution. Even if existence exists, it cannot be known iii. 4 5 6 7, his chief claim to recognition is that he transplanted rhetoric from his native Sicily. The original text was lost and today there remain just two paraphrases. Gorgias explains: "Speech is a powerful master and achieves the most divine feats with the smallest and least evident body. Likewise, nonexistence ( to m on ) cannot produce anything (B3.71). He then denies that existence ( to on ) itself exists, for if it exists, it is either eternal or why Drugs Should Not Become Legal generated.
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Despite efforts by,.W.F Hegel and George Grote toward rehabilitating the reputations of Gorgias and the other sophists in the 19th century, the sophists still had a foul reputation well into the 20th century (as evidenced by the pejorative term "sophistry. Columbia: University of South Carolina, 2001. Sources edit Primary sources edit Gorgias. 8 (Other students are named in later traditions; the Suda adds Pericles, Polus, and Alcidamas, 9 Diogenes Lartius mentions Antisthenes, 10 and according to Philostratus, "I understand that he attracted the attention of the most admired men, Critias and Alcibiades who were young, and Thucydides. Another aspect of their method was the ability to make the weaker argument the stronger. Gorgias impressive oratorical style was said to have brought many of the leading politicians and intellectuals under his influence (Wardy 1996, 6). On the Non-Existent edit Gorgias is the author of a lost work : On Nature or the Non-Existent (also On Non-Existence ). In its summation, this nihilistic argument becomes a "trilemma.