Theory & Philosophy Reading Group VII: Diogenes of Sinope

January 14th 2015, 6pm: Join with radicals, thinkers, activists, poets, and intellectuals on the Monterey Peninsula to read and discuss some of the world’s greatest philosophers.

For our seventh reading group, we’ll be reading some of the reports of Diogenes of Sinope (c. 404—323 BCE).

Diogenes, by Andy Lendzion

Diogenes,  (born , Sinope, Paphlygonia—died c. 320 bce, probably at Corinth, Greece), archetype of the Cynics, a Greek philosophical sect that stressed stoic self-sufficiency and the rejection of luxury. He is credited by some with originating the Cynic way of life, but he himself acknowledges an indebtedness to Antisthenes, by whose numerous writings he was probably influenced. It was by personal example rather than any coherent system of thought that Diogenes conveyed the Cynic philosophy. His followers positioned themselves as watchdogs of morality. [1]

Reading available for free download here!

Also, check out this very short introduction to the life and philosophy of Diogenes, here:

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