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Dangerous Life and Ideas of Diogenes the Cynic

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ISBN-10: 0197666353

ISBN-13: 9780197666357

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jean-Manuel Roubineau, Malcolm DeBevoise, Phillip Mitsis

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An engaging look at the founder of one of the most important philosophical schools of ancient Greece. The ancient philosopher Diogenes--nicknamed "The Dog" and decried by Plato as a "Socrates gone mad"--was widely praised and idealized as much as he was mocked and vilified. A favorite subject of sculptors and painters since the Renaissance, his notoriety is equally due to his infamously eccentric behavior, scorn of conventions, and biting aphorisms, and to the role he played in the creation of the Cynic school, which flourished from the 4th century B.C. to the Christian era. In this book, Jean-Manuel Roubineau paints a new portrait of an atypical philosopher whose life left an indelible…    
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Book details

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/30/2023
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 152
Size: 8.31" wide x 5.83" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Phillip Mitsis is Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization at New York University.