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Single Idea 1580

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 1. Contractarianism]

Full Idea

For Protagoras the only constraint on human behaviour is that it not interfere with social harmony, the essential condition for human survival.

Gist of Idea

For Protagoras the only bad behaviour is that which interferes with social harmony


report of Protagoras (fragments/reports [c.441 BCE]) by David Roochnik - The Tragedy of Reason p.63

Book Reference

Roochnik,David: 'The Tragedy of Reason: the Platonic logos' [Routledge 1990], p.63