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Democritus (center) an Protagoras (richt)
17t-century pentin bi Salvator Rosa
in Hermitage Museum
Bornc. 490 BC[1]
Dee'dc. 420 BC
EraPre-Socratic filosofie
RegionWastren Filosofie
Main interests
leid, semantics, relativism, rhetoric, agnosticism, ethics
Notable ideas
'Sophist' as teacher for hire, 'Man is the meisur o aw things'

Protagoras (Greek: Πρωταγόρας; c. 490 – c. 420 BC)[1] wis a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher an is nummered as ane o the sophists bi Plato. In his dialogue, Protagoras, Plato credits him wi haein inventit the role o the professional sophist.


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  1. a b Guthrie, p. 262–263.

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