Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Callicles: Sophist, late 5th century BC. He argued that the right was established in orderto defend the weak against the strong. This corresponds to a subjective conception of law. Callicles is known only from Plato's Gorgias. (See Der Kleine Pauly, Lexikon der Antike, Munich 1979). See also right right, values, norms.

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Callicles/Sophist/Taureck: figure from Plato's Gorgias. You do not know if he is a real person.
Thesis: Justice is the right of individuals to assert themselves at the expense of others.


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Tau I
B. H.F. Taureck
Die Sophisten Hamburg 1995


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