Hence, politics will remain 'the agora of a struggle, an agonistic, an eristic
, an art of dispute.
Several other extant works of Hipponax, albeit in sadly lacunose form, use the same motif, describing a variety of eristic
encounters in which the iambic ego enters into an athletic/physical struggle with another individual who, more often than not, turns out to be engaged in an activity that closely corresponds to the poet's own.
is the sophistic method of contradiction with the sole purpose of proving the other one wrong no matter which is the truth; elenchus will be considered the Socratic method of refutation, method that has as purpose the purification of unhealthy souls-souls that think they have knowledge while what they have is only an appearance of knowledge; dialectic, distinct from the Socratic elenchus, refers to the Platonic method of cross-examination but also is a way of thinking that aims toward discovering truth.
Socrates's well-known answer to Meno's "eristic
argument" in the homonymous dialogue (Meno 80d 5, but see also See also Euthydemus 275d, 276d, and Theaetetus 165b) relies precisely on the evidence of the intentionality of oblivion, i.e., on the tropism that inevitably leads the "I know that I know nothing" to become knowledge conceived as contemplation of the eternal idea.
"The Second Ficino-Pico Controversy: Parmenidean Poetry, Eristic
, and the One." Marsilio Ficino e il ritorno di Platone.
There are prosecutors who aren't interested in evidence which might absolve a defendant, defenders who fight tooth and nail to exclude damning evidence of guilt, and the courtroom charade is all about who scores the win, not at all about "justice." Look up the word "eristic
" and you'll know the real name of the game played in court.
Another example of Weiss' investigation into Socrates' eristic
via philology may be found in Chapter 4, where her subject is the paradox as it is articulated in the Meno, that no one desires bad things.
literary imitation led early twentieth-century scholars to designate Camargo a "primogenito" of the Spanish national family and a torchbearer of Spanish cultural values in the Americas.
Twice in his commentary on the Iliad, Chapman pauses to defend the eristic
words exchanged between Homeric warriors as a fittingly heroic kind of agon.
It would have been worthy of note to see Mendelson's answer why blame is a necessary exercise for the good (not eristic
) rhetorical pedagogy; I am personally convinced there is one.
1999 "Ritual leveling: The balance between the eristic
and the contractual motive in hostile verbal encounters in medieval romance and Early Modern drama", in: Andreas Jucker--Gerd Fritz--Franz Lebsanft (eds.), 35-80.
With the Sophists this form of argument is put in the service of eristic
(from Iris, strife), the goal of which is to win debate by "making the worse argument appear better, and the better argument appear worse" (Protagoms).
Sophists once proceeded by eristic
(arguing to win rather than in search of wisdom), and they still do, but in our time it has become more efficacious to whisper in the ear of the king.