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Lawyers’ Games – “A History of Western Philosophy” – Bertrand Russell

December 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Spin, The Law

There is a story about Protagoras, no doubt apocryphal, which illustrates the connection of the Sophists with the law-courts in the popular mind. It is said that he taught a young man on the terms that he should be paid his fee if the young man won his first law-suit, but not otherwise, and that the young man’s first law-suit was one brought by Protagoras for recovery of his fee.

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