Diogenes of sinope (aka diogenes the cynic) (c 412 - 323 bc) was a greek philosopher of the socratic (or classical) period he was one of the founders (and the archetypical practitioner ) of the ancient greek philosophical school of cynicism. Life antisthenes was born c 445 bc and was the son of antisthenes, an athenianhis mother was a thracian in his youth he fought at tanagra (426 bc), and was a disciple first of gorgias, and then of socrates so eager was he to hear the words of socrates that he used to walk daily from peiraeus to athens, and persuaded his friends to accompany him. In this lecture we investigate the life and ideas of diogenes the cynic, one of of the founders and most famous member of the philosophical movement known as cynicism.
The exceptional nature of diogenes’ life generates some difficulty for determining the exact events that comprise it he was a citizen of sinope who either fled or was exiled because of a problem involving the defacing of currency thanks to numismatic evidence, the adulteration of sinopean. Diogenes gives his own life and opinions in christoph martin wieland's novel socrates mainomenos (1770 english translation socrates out of his senses, 1771) diogenes is the primary model for the philosopher didactylos in terry pratchett 's small gods. Socrates in diogenes laertius the lives and opinions of eminent philosophers , tr rd hicks, adds later views of socrates as well as sayings and stories to the accounts of xenophon and plato diogenes laertios, to transcribe his name from the greek language in which he wrote, flourished circa ad 200-250.
Diogenes of sinope (c 404-323 bce) was a greek cynic philosopher best known for holding a lantern (or candle) to the faces of the citizens of athens claiming he was searching for an honest man he was most likely a student of the philosopher antisthenes (445-365 bce) and, in the words of plato. Diogenes laertius on socrates diogenes laertius (lived 3rd century, ce) is analogous to a modern day editor of people magazine he wrote about the lives of the eminent philosophers, via what he had heard about them, what he had read about them from others, or of their works, etc. From socrates he learned his hardihood, emulating his disregard of feeling, and thus he inaugurated the cynic way of life he demonstrated that pain is a good thing by instancing the great heracles and cyrus, drawing the one example from the greek world and the other from the barbarians. Diogenes vs socrates: what is a life of worth one can either write the story of their own life, or let other people and circumstances write it for him too often do citizens of the world follow the assumptions of society, as personal independence can seem frightening or uncomfortable both socrates and diogenes were of the mind that the. Diogenes laertius: life of zeno of citium (71-37), translated by cdyonge the lives of the philosophers, by diogenes laertius, is the most comprehensive ancient account of the lives of the early greek philosophersbook 7 contains the lives and doctrines of the stoic philosophers.
Everyone wants to live a meaningful life long before our own day of self-help books offering twelve-step programs and other guides to attain happiness, the philosophers of ancient greece explored the riddle of what makes a life worth living, producing a wide variety of ideas and examples to follow. I’ve been a student of plato’s and the socratic (platonic) dialogues for nearly sixty years and i’ve never once before heard such an absurd rumor it is both socially and morally absurd: plato was an aristocrat xanthippe, socrates’ wife, was a co. Diogenes and plato had several run-ins, which have sort of been passed down through the ages (so who knows how much of it is real) diogenes usually got the better of him examples include: plato was discoursing on his theory of ideas and, pointing to the cups on the table before him, said while. Diogenes laertius on plato diogenes laertius (lived 3rd century, ce) is analogous to a modern day editor of people magazine he wrote about the lives of the eminent philosophers, via what he had heard about them, what he had read about them from others, or of their works, etc. Tag: cynicism antisthenes and stoicism according to diogenes laertius’ life of socrates, when antisthenes turned his cloak so that the tear in it became visible, that had been adopted by socrates, antisthenes, diogenes, and the philosophers of the cynic and stoic tradition (hadot, 1988, p 8.
Antisthenes between diogenes and socrates recalls the early stoic strict understanding of an ethical life according to excellence, rather than socratic problematizations of life92 another passage from diogenes' lives operates with antithesis paba-0l-01iou8alol, which is perhaps closer to antisthenes' ethi- cal-political opinions. Life of socrates: by diogenes laertius (third century ad) from the ‘lives and sayings of the philosophers’: translation of william cranston lawton socrates was the son of sophroniscus a sculptor and phænarete a midwife [as plato also states in the ‘theætetus’], and an athenian, of the deme alopeke he was believed to aid euripides. Socrates' wife xanthippe, well-known as a shrew, bore him a son, lamprocles in plato's phaedo she said farewell to her husband on the last day of his life with a son in her arms6 according to other sources recounted by diogenes laertius (including aristotle), socrates had a second wife, myrto, who gave birth to sophroniscus and menexenus.
The best we can do to find positive cosmopolitanism in diogenes is to insist that the whole cynic way of life is supposed to be cosmopolitan: by living in accordance with nature and rejecting what is conventional, the cynic sets an example of high-minded virtue for all other human beings. Now off with you, you are standing in his light and with that, diogenes retired to his tub to masturbate in peace ~~ the moral of the story is that according to cynic philosophy , it is not material possessions, fame, or power that count in life. Diogenes: diogenes, 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.
Socrates referred mainly to a personality of a teacher who taaught by questioning people , making them brain storm, and thus leaving them with a perplexed opinion about their belief or rather say a deeper understanding of themselves and rather say life. Chapter 5 socrates (469-399 bc)  socrates was the son of sophroniscus, a sculptor, and of phaenarete, a midwife, as we read in the theaetetus of plato he was a citizen of athens and belonged to the deme alopeceit was thought that he helped euripides to make his plays hence mnesimachus 1 writes. The life of antisthenes of athens in diogenes laertius antisthenes (c 445-365 bce) was a greek philosopher who founded the cynic school of athens he was a follower of socrates. While diogenes regarded plato as a hypocrite, plato saw diogenes as “a socrates gone mad”—and by plato’s standards, he certainly was masturbating in public and living in a barrel can give you that kind of reputation.