Ideas of Prodicus, by Theme

[Greek, c.460 - 400 BCE, Born at Ceos. A sophist.]

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19. Language / H. Pragmatics / 2. Denial
Contradiction is impossible, since only one side of the argument refers to the true facts
28. God / D. Proofs of Evidence / 3. Teleological Proof critique
People used to think anything helpful to life was a god, as the Egyptians think the Nile a god
28. God / E. Attitudes to God / 4. Atheism
He denied the existence of the gods, saying they are just exaltations of things useful for life
The gods are just personified human benefits