Ideas of Anon (Diss), by Theme

[Greek, fl. 400 BCE, A sophist, probably from southern Italy. Author of 'Dissoi Logoi'.]

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3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 2. Deflationary Truth
True and false statements can use exactly the same words
13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 4. Cultural relativism
Lydians prostitute their daughters to raise a dowery, but no Greek would marry such a girl
Anything can be acceptable in some circumstances and unacceptable in others
Thracians think tattooing adds to a girl's beauty, but elsewhere it is a punishment
20. Action / B. Motives for Action / 3. Acting on Reason / b. Intellectualism
How could someone who knows everything fail to act correctly?
22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 3. Morality as Convention
Every apparent crime can be right in certain circumstances
22. Metaethics / D. Consequentialism / 1. Consequentialism
It is right to lie to someone, to get them to take medicine they are reluctant to take
25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / b. Consultation
The first priority in elections is to vote for people who support democracy
25. Society / E. State Functions / 5. Education / c. Teaching
We learn language, and we don't know who teaches us it