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Cambridge 1999 ———, ‘Protagoras Testimony Chronological List’, in: Sources for Protagoras, edd. ’, in: L. Rossetti & A. ), Socratica 2008, Studies in Ancient Socratic Literature. R. The Open Society and Its Enemies. 1: The Spell of Plato. London 1945 Schiappa, E. Protagoras and Logos: A Study in Greek Philosophy and Rhetoric. Columbia 1991 Sedley, D. C. Eupolis: Poet of New Comedy. Oxford 2003 chapter three MADE TO MEASURE: PROTAGORAS’ METRON * Tazuko A. van Berkel 1. 1 They are among our main vehicles for comprehending abstract concepts and performing abstract reasoning.
28 noburu notomi When Aristotle critically examines the Protagorean thesis that all appearances are true (see the next section) in Metaphysics Γ. 56 It is in this tradition that Proclus interprets Plato’s argument against the homo mensura thesis in Tht. 161 C 2–D 1 (cp. 166 C 2–9) in terms of ‘no more this than that’:  (…) καθάπερ ἐν Θεαιτήτῳ πρὸς Πρωταγόραν ἀντέγραψε πάντων λέγοντα χρηµάτων µέτρον τὸν ἄνθρωπον, δεικνὺς οὐ µᾶλλον ὄντα τοῦτον µέτρον πάντων χρηµάτων ἢ ὗν καὶ κυνοκέφαλον. (…) as in the Theaetetus, when Plato wrote against Protagoras, who claimed that “man is the measure of all things”, that man is no more the measure of all things than a pig or a dog-faced baboon.
I thank the participants who gave me valuable and stimulating comments. W. Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy. Cambridge 1995 Notomi, N. The Unity of Plato’s Sophist: Between the Sophist and the Philosopher. Cambridge 1999 ———, ‘Protagoras Testimony Chronological List’, in: Sources for Protagoras, edd. ’, in: L. Rossetti & A. ), Socratica 2008, Studies in Ancient Socratic Literature. R. The Open Society and Its Enemies. 1: The Spell of Plato. London 1945 Schiappa, E. Protagoras and Logos: A Study in Greek Philosophy and Rhetoric.