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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 lifestyle. it is a whole account of classical Cynicism from its beginnings within the Socratic circle to its extinction in overdue Roman occasions. during this completely documented research, Navia explores numerous concerns regarding the resources of data in regards to the Cynics, the advance of Cynicism, and the imperative representatives of classical Cynicism. Exploring the connection among classical Cynicism and cynicism as understood in its usual smooth experience, the writer argues that regardless of their universal designation, they signify considerably various philosophical attitudes. This publication explicates the most principles 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. awareness is given to the advance and alertness of yes basic Cynic rules and to the transformation of those principles through the 8 centuries within which Cynicism used to be an influential philosophical circulation. The publication offers ample references to basic and secondary assets and contains a bibliography of over entries.

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