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Cynics

Author: William Desmond
Publisher: Stocksfield [England] : Acumen, 2008.
Series: Ancient philosophies.
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This book offers a survey of Cynicism, its varied representatives and ideas, and the many contexts in which it operated. William Desmond introduces important ancient Cynics and their times, from Diogenes "the Dog" in the fourth century BC to Sallustius in the fifth century AD. He details the Cynic's rejection of various traditional customs and the rebellious lifestyle for which they are notorious. The central  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Desmond
ISBN: 9781844654086 1844654087 1844651282 9781844651283 9781317492863 1317492862
OCLC Number: 715185243
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 290 pages).
Contents: Abbreviations Introduction 1. Ancient Cynics and their times 2. Renunciation of custom 3. A life according to nature 4. Chance, fate, fortune and the self 5. Anarchists, democrats, cosmopolitans, kings 6. Cynic legacies Notes Glossary of names Glossary of terms Guide to further reading Bibliography Index
Series Title: Ancient philosophies.
Responsibility: William Desmond.
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Offers a survey of Cynicism, its varied representatives and ideas, and the many contexts in which it operated. This work introduces some of the important ancient Cynics and their times, from Diogenes  Read more...

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"A clear and readily accessible introduction to Cynicism" - Margarethe Billerbeck, University of Fribourg"

 
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