The Sophists of classical Greece arose in the 5th century BC. They did not constitute an organized school of thought, but were a group of professional rhetoricians who frequently expounded on philosophical topics. Although excoriated by Aristotle and Plato, their argumentative techniques had a great effect on the development of Western philosophy.

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Catholic Encyclopedia: Sophists
Article by William Turner.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Sophists
Concise article on the historical context of this movement.

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