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By Barbara Cassin

Sophistics is the paradigm of a discourse that does issues with phrases. it's not natural rhetoric, as Plato wishes us to think, however it offers an alternative choice to the philosophical mainstream. A sophistic background of philosophy questions the orthodox philosophical heritage of philosophy: that of ontology and fact in itself.

In this publication, we find strange Presocratics, wreaking havoc with the fetish of precise and fake. Their logoi practice politics and practice fact. Their sophistic perform can shed the most important gentle on modern occasions, resembling the reality and Reconciliation fee in South Africa, the place, to cite Desmond Tutu, “words,
language, and rhetoric do things,” growing such things as the recent “rainbow people.” Transitional justice calls for a constant and sustainable relativism: now not fact, yet fact for, and adequate of the reality for there to be a community.

Philosophy itself is set phrases sooner than it truly is approximately suggestions. Language manifests itself in fact purely as multiplicity; varied languages practice kinds of worlds; and problems of translation are yet signs of those modifications. This desacralized untranslatability undermines and deconstructs the Heideggerian assertion that there's a old language of philosophy that's Greek by means of essence (being the one language capable of say what “is”) and this day is German.

Sophistical perform constitutes a massive contribution to the controversy between philosophical pluralism, unitarism, and pragmatism. it's going to swap how we talk about such phrases as urban, fact, and politics. Philologically and philosophically rethinking the sophistical gesture, counting on functionality and translation, it proposes a new
paradigm for the human sciences.

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