Sophists

Sophists, a sect of thinkers that arose in Greece, and whose radical principle it was that we have only a subjective knowledge of things, and that we have no knowledge at all of objective reality, that things are as they seem to us, and that we have no knowledge of what they are in themselves; “on this field,” says Schwegler, “they disported, enjoying with boyish exuberance the exercise of the power of subjectivity, and destroying, by means of a subjective dialectic, all that had been ever objectively established,” such as “the laws of the State, inherited custom, religious tradition, and popular belief.... They form, in short, the German Aufklärung (q.v.), the Greek Illumination (q.v.). They acknowledged only private judgment and ignored the existence of a judgment that is not private, and has absolute rights irrespective of the sentiments of the individual.”

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Sophie Charlotte * Sophocles
Sonata
Sonderbund
Sonnet
Sons of the Prophets
Sontag, Henrietta
Soochoo
Sopherim, The
Sophia, Electress of Hanover
Sophia, St.
Sophie Charlotte
Sophists
Sophocles
Sorata
Sorbonne
Sordello
Sorel, Agnes
Sorrow, Sanctuary of
Sorrow, Worship of
Sorrows of the Virgin
Sorrows of Werther
Sortes Virgilianæ

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