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Ideas of Diogenes (Sin), by Text

[Greek, 403 - 324 BCE, Born at Sinope. Lived in a barrel in the marketplace, in Athens and Corinth. A 'citizen of the world'. Founded the Cynic tradition.]

360BCE talk
p.42 For peace of mind, you need self-government, indifference and independence
p.43 Cynicism was open to anyone, and needed neither education nor sophistication [Grayling]
p.47 The Cynics rejected what is conventional as irrational, and aimed to live by nature [Taylor,R]
p.231 Diogenes said a plucked chicken fits Plato's definition of man [Diog. Laertius]
p.231 When someone denied motion, Diogenes got up and walked away [Diog. Laertius]
p.240 Diogenes said he was a citizen of the world [Diog. Laertius]
p.241 Diogenes said avoidance of philosophy is the lack of a desire to live properly [Diog. Laertius]
p.243 Diogenes said that the most excellent thing among men was freedom of speech [Diog. Laertius]