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Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert

Author: Ian Cutler
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book focuses on significant periods of historical change, such as the Renaissance, and the historical cynics responsible for several seminal social ideas, including cosmopolitanism, asceticism, and parrhesia. The author claims that aspects of Greek cynicism are present in contemporary society, offering a positive strategy for living in a hostile world"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cutler, Ian, 1948-
Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, ©2005
(OCoLC)607738745
Online version:
Cutler, Ian, 1948-
Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, ©2005
(OCoLC)609930242
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Cutler
ISBN: 0786420936 9780786420933
OCLC Number: 58554906
Description: vii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Classical foundations of cynicism --
Renaissance cynicism : the limits of cynicism --
Nietzschean cynicism : the link between the ancient and the modern forms --
Postmodern cynicism --
Return of the dog cynics : 20th century performance art --
Contemporary faces of cynicism : action, laughter and silence --
Cynical responses to the 21st century.
Responsibility: Ian Cutler ; foreword by Yiannis Gabriel.
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Cynicism began as a school of philosophy inspired by Socrates and castigated by commentators as a social pathology, a nihilistic rebellion against the fundaments of civilization. This book attempts  Read more...

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