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Protagoras

[proh-tag-er-uh s]
noun
  1. c480–c421 b.c., Greek Sophist philosopher.
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Related formsPro·tag·o·re·an [proh-tag-uh-ree-uh n] /proʊˌtæg əˈri ən/, adjectivePro·tag·o·re·an·ism, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Do you know the original principle on which the doctrine of Protagoras is based?'

    Theaetetus

    Plato

  • And therefore, as Protagoras says, "To myself I am the judge of what is and what is not."

  • Of this discovery, the first distinct assertion is contained in the thesis of Protagoras.

  • Protagoras will reply that the wind is hot to him who is cold, cold to him who is hot.

  • Well, you ask, and how will Protagoras reinforce his position?


British Dictionary definitions for protagoras

Protagoras

noun
  1. ?485–?411 bc, Greek philosopher and sophist, famous for his dictum "Man is the measure of all things."
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