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

By Luis Navia

More than a faculty 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 learn, Navia explores numerous concerns on the topic of the assets of knowledge concerning the Cynics, the improvement of Cynicism, and the crucial representatives of classical Cynicism. Exploring the connection among classical Cynicism and cynicism as understood in its traditional smooth experience, the writer argues that regardless of their universal designation, they signify considerably assorted philosophical attitudes. This e-book explicates the most rules linked to classical Cynicism and argues that, its shortcomings even though, classical Cynicism furnishes us with a prosperous resource of philosophical enlightenment.

Individual chapters are dedicated to Antisthenes, Diogenes, and Crates, the 3 imperative classical Cynics. realization is given to the improvement and alertness of definite basic Cynic principles and to the transformation of those rules in the course of the 8 centuries within which Cynicism used to be an influential philosophical circulate. The ebook offers ample references to basic and secondary assets and encompasses a bibliography of over entries.

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