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Meaning of "Protagoras" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PROTAGORAS

Protagoras  [prəʊˈtæɡəˌræs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROTAGORAS

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Protagoras is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PROTAGORAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Protagoras

Protagoras

Protagoras was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher and is numbered as one of the sophists by Plato. In his dialogue Protagoras, Plato credits him with having invented the role of the professional sophist. He is also believed to have created a major controversy during ancient times through his statement that "man is the measure of all things", meaning that there is no truth but that which individuals deem to be the truth. This idea was revolutionary for the time and contrasted with other philosophical doctrines that claimed the universe was based on something objective, outside the human influence.

Definition of Protagoras in the English dictionary

The definition of Protagoras in the dictionary is ?485–?411 bc, Greek philosopher and sophist, famous for his dictum "Man is the measure of all things.".

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Aras
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corporas
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crass
kræs
cuirass
kwɪˈræs
Esdras
ˈɛzdræs
frass
fræs
hippocras
ˈhɪpəʊˌkræs
MIRAS
ˈmaɪˌræs
Mithras
ˈmɪθræs
morass
məˈræs
Patras
pəˈtræs
Sampras
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sassafras
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steenbras
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strass
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tirasse
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Synonyms and antonyms of Protagoras in the English dictionary of synonyms

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普罗泰戈拉
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Protágoras
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Protagoras
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Протагор
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Protagoras
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Protagoras
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROTAGORAS»

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Protagoras
He criticizes the education methods and goals of the sophists. Plato goes on to discuss the nature of the good life and how pleasure and intellect fit into this context. Plato first asked these questions in his dialogue Meno.
Plato, 2009
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From Protagoras to Aristotle: Essays in Ancient Moral Philosophy
This book is about Protagoras' political art, Homer in Plato's Protagoras.
Heda Segvic, Myles Burnyeat, 2009
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Protagoras and the Challenge of Relativism: Plato's Subtlest ...
by the short and compressed treatment of Protagoras' ethical relativism that the Theaetetus offers. Burnyeat suggests that there is such a difference in treatments because in the Theaetetus Plato aims to consider and refute a relativist ...
Dr Ugo Zilioli, 2012
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Plato's Protagoras: Translation, Commentary, and Appendices
This new edition of Plato's Protagoras provides a rigorously clear and accurate translation that communicates Plato's puns, metaphors, figures of speech, and other verbal techniques naturally; allowing scholars to feel the full scope of ...
‎2010
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Protagoras of Abdera: The Man, His Measure
Protagoras of Abdera: The Man, His Measure makes a case for the Sophist Protagoras as a philosopher in his own right, while at the same time giving due weight to the complicated doxographical situation.
Johannes M. van Ophuijsen, Marlein van Raalte, Peter Stork, 2013
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Protagoras
Protagoras is a dialogue of Plato. The main argument is between the elderly Protagoras, a celebrated sophist, and Socrates.
‎2009
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How Philosophy Became Socratic: A Study of Plato's ...
Focusing on the final and most prominent step in that process and offering detailed textual analysis of Plato’s Protagoras, Charmides, and Republic, How Philosophy Became Socratic charts Socrates’ gradual discovery of a proper politics ...
Laurence Lampert, 2010
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Protagoras and Logos: A Study in Greek Philosophy and Rhetoric
Euripides' Supplices and Sophocles' Antigone, and another scholar maintains that Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound was a mythological account of the Sophists — in particular Protagoras — bringing knowledge to the polis.56 Protagoras also ...
Edward Schiappa, 2003
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Morality and Self Interest in Protagoras Antiphon and Democritus
In the Protagoras, the bottom line is always that the laws embody prescriptions which are advantageous to the city. I would suggest then that these four claims are the major moral claims explicitly or implicitly made the Great Speech. I would  ...
Michael Nill, 1985
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Plato and Protagoras: truth and relativism in ancient Greek ...
Through a careful examination of the text, specifically of practical questions about values, Oded Balaban breaks with tradition by concluding that Plato and Protagoras do not exemplify characteristic moralism or relativism at all.
Oded Balaban, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PROTAGORAS»

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Etso'ya İskeçe'den Ziyaret
EDİRNE (AA) - Yunanistan'ın İskeçe şehrinde faaliyet gösteren Protagoras Mesleki Eğitim ve Danışmanlık Şirketi yetkilileri Edirne Ticaret ve Sanayi Odası'nı ... «HABERTURK, Jul 15»
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America Has Lost Its Identity.
I can't help but be reminded of the Greek philosopher, Protagoras. I studied him while attending Oral Roberts University. He is considered the father of relativism, ... «ThyBlackMan, Jun 15»
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Give an inch
Protagoras' contention that man is the measure of all things may have held in ancient Greece but in modern India, the Union ministry of consumer affairs is the ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
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'Introducing the Ancient Greeks', by Edith Hall
Of all the lost texts classicists would like to recover, her choice would be the political thinker best known through the eponymous Socratic dialogue: “Protagoras's ... «Financial Times, Apr 15»
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The history of the beard in under three minutes
The Greek philosopher Protagoras famously said that “man is the measure of all things.” That may very well be true, but if man is the measure of all things, then ... «Fusion, Mar 15»
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Ibadan School of Classics and the national question in Nigeria (2)
Relativism was first professed by Protagoras (born around the year 480BC). Protagoras plays important role in Plato's Dialogues, one of which is named ... «Daily Sun, Jan 15»
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La riche histoire du blasphème
Protagoras, ce grand philosophe du Ve siècle av. J.-C., celui qui a affirmé que l'Homme est la mesure de toutes choses, a un jour osé dire : « Touchant les dieux ... «Le Devoir, Jan 15»
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God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand', according to the Pope, and …
On the subject of the gods, wrote the ancient philosopher Protagoras, “I am unable to say whether they exist or not. There are many obstacles to such knowledge ... «The Independent, Oct 14»
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Plato at the Googleplex, by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
There's this passage in the Protagoras in which he writes that if someone fancies himself, say, a wonderful flute-player, even though he has absolutely no talent, ... «Times Higher Education, Oct 14»
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Ancient cities and new politics in southern Italy
The expedition that Pericles dispatched included the philosopher Protagoras and the architect Hippodamus of Miletus: the limpidly rational urban plan he ... «Open Democracy, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Protagoras [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/protagoras>. Aug 2019 ».
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