Who are the sophists? One would do well to consider some, if not all, of the following: the historical context surrounding the emergence of sophistry; the nature of the material that the sophists claimed to teach; the definitions of, and the relationship between, rhetoric and relativism, respectively, (including the roles of skepticism, agnosticism, and the logos, as well as Protagorasâ€™ claim that â€œof all things, man is the measureâ€); the definitions of, and the relationship between, physis and nomos (including the tie to relativism, the collapse of the distinction between knowledge and opinion, and, consequently, what becomes of the logos).
This is prompt that my professor wants me to respond. I have to write from 750 to 1000 words, double spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font, standard marginsâ€” and no more than 1,000 words. My professor wants me to engage to the textbook. The textbook is below, chapter 4 is the one relate to the prompt.