The Sophist The Goddess and the Void

Hornsby, Ian (2008) The Sophist The Goddess and the Void. In: UCC Art and Humanities Conference, 5 March 2008, University College Chichester. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper presents an alternative reading of Gorgias’ “On What is Not, or On Nature” that locates the sophist’s ‘eristic logic’ as a paradox disguised as wisdom and wisdom disguised as a paradox. In its critique of Heideggerian ontology, this papers ‘soph-eristic’ approach attempts to de-necessitate ontology, the theory of ‘is-ness’, into an untenable position and in turn deactivate the ontological argument between being and what is not.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Departments > Performing Arts
Event Title: UCC Art and Humanities Conference
Event Location: University College Chichester
Event Dates: 5 March 2008
Depositing User: Ian Hornsby
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 14:51
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 14:51
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2987

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