'Spoken Wisdom, Ratio Sophistica, and Rhetoric' A Cultural History of the Communication Techniques of Sophistry and its Functions and Conception as Intercultural Exchange of Knowledge

479 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2009 Last revised: 28 Jun 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Haase, Fee-Alexandra, 'Spoken Wisdom, Ratio Sophistica, and Rhetoric' A Cultural History of the Communication Techniques of Sophistry and its Functions and Conception as Intercultural Exchange of Knowledge. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1435775 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1435775

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