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Cynics

Author: William Desmond
Publisher: Stocksfield [England] : Acumen, 2008.
Series: Ancient philosophies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Desmond
ISBN: 9781844654086 1844654087 1844651282 9781844651283
OCLC Number: 715185243
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 290 p.)
Series Title: Ancient philosophies.
Responsibility: William Desmond.

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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 chapters locate major Cynic themes (nature and the natural life, Fortune, self-sufficiency, cosmopolitanism) within the rich matrix of ideas debated by the ancient schools. The final chapter reviews some moments in the diverse legacy of Cynicism, from Jesus to Nietzsche.

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