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Outline of Cynic Philosophy: Antisthenes of Athens and Diogenes of Sinope in Diogenes Laertius Book Six

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ISBN-10: 0955684447

ISBN-13: 9780955684449

Edition: N/A

Authors: Keith Seddon, C. D. Yonge

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This volume is a revised translation of the complete text of Book Six about Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics, taken from The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers written around AD 230 by the Graeco-Roman author Diogenes Laertius. The Life of Diogenes is accompanied by a detailed outline of Cynic philosophy, explaining Cynic doctrine and its significance for today's audience. Alongside the Life of Diogenes are accounts of other Cynics, including Antisthenes, Crates and Hipparchia. The works of the early Cynics have all been lost, and this text by Diogenes Laertius thankfully preserves an important range of quotations and references. Despite the Cynic's extreme stance, this idealistic…    
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Book details

Publisher: Seddon, Keith
Publication date: 5/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long
Language: English