Protagoras (Plato), Protagoras -- Criticism and interpretation


In the Protagoras Plato points out the reasons Socrates was allowed to be tried and condemned to die even though this was against everything the city stood for. By being at conflict with the society and those around him, and in no small part, because he was a Sophist, Socrates ends up doing himself in. As Socrates moves from one narrative frame to another, he not only shows what it is he cares about, but also how he manages to annoy just about everyone. This paper traces just how Plato illustrates Socrates’s Sophist traits.

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