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UNDER THE SIGN OF THE STRANGER

Irina ROTARU

Journal Title:International Journal of Communication Research
Abstract


The paper aims at discussing some hypostases of the stranger encountered in the history of philosophy. The concept of the stranger we outline is not the one defined as such as a result of cultural differences; we are more interested in cases of characters who decline their identity in order to introduce to the audience new ideas, new ways of understanding the world. By means of our analysis we intend to draw attention on how different the freedom of speech is perceived at different times, given the differences of how fond people are of perpetuating traditional ways of understanding. Our main focus will be Platos Sophist, a dialogue where we encounter an Eleatic Stranger.

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