From Spoken Wisdom to the Ratio Sophistica

Fee-Alexandra Haase


This is a cross-cultural study in sophistry as a part of the cultural history of the communication techniques and its function as a discourse concept of intercultural exchange of knowledge since pre-socratic time spread over Europe and the Middle East. In each chapter the cultural forms of sophistry and its main proponents are represented from the time of Plato to Renaissance in the cultures of Europe, in North Africa, and in the Middle East.

Keywords: Sophistry, cross-cultural communication, Europe, Middle East, cultural studies

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Date posted: July 18, 2009 ; Last revised: September 29, 2013

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Haase, Fee-Alexandra, From Spoken Wisdom to the Ratio Sophistica. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1435775 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1435775

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