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Single Idea 3305

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 1. Relativism]

Full Idea

No purer metaphysical doctrine can possibly be found than the Protagorean thesis that to be (anything at all) is to be relative ( to something or other).

Gist of Idea

There is no more purely metaphysical doctrine than Protagorean relativism

Source

comment on Protagoras (fragments/reports [c.441 BCE]) by Josť A. Benardete - Metaphysics: the logical approach Ch.3

Book Reference

Benardete,Josť A.: 'Metaphysics: The Logical Approach' [OUP 1989], p.16