Single Idea 13773

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 2. Ancient Philosophy / c. Classical philosophy]

Full Idea

Socrates: If I'd attended Prodicus's fifty-drachma course, I could tell you the truth about names straightway, but as I've only heard the one-drachma course, I don't know the truth about it.

Gist of Idea

For the truth you need Prodicus's fifty-drachma course, not his one-drachma course


Socrates (reports of career [c.420 BCE]), quoted by Plato - Cratylus 384b

Book Reference

Plato: 'Complete Works', ed/tr. Cooper,John M. [Hackett 1997], p.102

Related Idea

Idea 1771 When shown seven versions of the mowing argument, he paid twice the asking price for them [Zeno of Citium, by Diog. Laertius]