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Ancient Greek Philosophy, 2nd Edition by Vijay Tankha

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PROTAGORAS AND GORGIAS

PROTAGORAS

B1 Man is the measure of all things, of things that are that they are and of things that are not that they are not. (Sextus, Adv. Math. VII 60)

B4 Concerning the gods, I cannot know that they either exist or do not exist, or what form they might have, for there is much to prevent one’s knowing: the obscurity of the subject and the shortness of man’s life. (Eus. P.E. xiv 3,7)

GORGIAS

B3 In his work ‘On the non-existent or on Nature’ he sets up three heads: first and foremost that nothing is, secondly that even if [something] is, it is inapprehenisible to man, thirdly that even if it is apprehended, nevertheless it cannot be expressed or explained, even to one’s neighbor.That nothing is he argues for in the ...

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