Ideas of Diogenes (Sin), by Theme

[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.]

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 2. Invocation to Philosophy
Diogenes said avoidance of philosophy is the lack of a desire to live properly
13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 6. Scepticism Critique
When someone denied motion, Diogenes got up and walked away
20. Action / B. Motives for Action / 3. Acting on Reason / b. Intellectualism
Cynicism was open to anyone, and needed neither education nor sophistication
22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 5. Happiness / d. Routes to happiness
For peace of mind, you need self-government, indifference and independence
22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 3. Morality as Convention
The Cynics rejected what is conventional as irrational, and aimed to live by nature
22. Metaethics / C. Sources of Ethics / 2. Human Nature
Diogenes said a plucked chicken fits Plato's definition of man
25. Society / B. The State / 4. Citizenship
Diogenes said he was a citizen of the world
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 2. Social Freedom / c. Free speech
Diogenes said that the most excellent thing among men was freedom of speech