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Lyotard and Greek Thought



Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Keith Crome
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Place of Sophistry in Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Keith Crome
      Pages 13-41
    3. Keith Crome
      Pages 42-61
    4. Keith Crome
      Pages 62-84
  4. Lyotard and the Sophistication of Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Keith Crome
      Pages 87-106
    3. Keith Crome
      Pages 107-121
    4. Keith Crome
      Pages 122-145
    5. Keith Crome
      Pages 146-158
    6. Keith Crome
      Pages 159-162
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-186

About this book


In this original study, Keith Crome argues for the importance of Lyotard's analyzes of sophistry. In the first section, the author examines the accounts of sophistry given in the works of Plato, Hegel and Heidegger. Sensitive to the important differences between them Keith Crome nevertheless establishes their fundamental identity. In the second section, the book shows the radicality of Lyotard's analyzes in contrast to such traditional views. It examines Lyotard's complex and original readings of sophistical arguments, and offers a new interpretation of The Differend .


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Hegel Immanuel Kant knowledge Martin Heidegger ontology philosophy Plato

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK

About the authors

KEITH CROME is Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published work on Greek philosophy and on Lyotard.

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