Classical Cynicism: A Critical Study (Contributions in Drama by Luis Navia

By Luis Navia

More than a college of philosophy with an outlined set of ideals and convictions, classical Cynicism represents an unconventional sect of philosophers and a life-style. this can be a whole account of classical Cynicism from its beginnings within the Socratic circle to its extinction in past due Roman instances. during this completely documented examine, Navia explores a variety of matters on the topic of the resources of data concerning the Cynics, the improvement of Cynicism, and the vital representatives of classical Cynicism. Exploring the connection among classical Cynicism and cynicism as understood in its usual glossy feel, the writer argues that regardless of their universal designation, they signify considerably various philosophical attitudes. This booklet explicates the most rules linked to classical Cynicism and argues that, its shortcomings though, classical Cynicism furnishes us with a prosperous resource of philosophical enlightenment.

Individual chapters are dedicated to Antisthenes, Diogenes, and Crates, the 3 relevant classical Cynics. cognizance is given to the advance and alertness of definite basic Cynic principles and to the transformation of those principles in the course of the 8 centuries in which Cynicism used to be an influential philosophical move. The booklet presents considerable references to basic and secondary resources and features a bibliography of over entries.

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