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The Myth of Protagoras: A Naturalist Interpretation

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Protagoras’ Grand Speech is traditionally considered to articulate a contractualist approach to political existence and morality. There is, however, a newly emerging line of interpretation among scholars, which explores a naturalist layer in Protagoras’ ethical and political thought. This article aims to make a contribution to this new way of reading Protagoras’ speech, by discussing one of its most elaborate versions.

Affiliations: 1: Mimar Sinan University (MSGSÜ) – Istanbul, Turkey


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