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Cynics, William Desmond

Label
Cynics
Title
Cynics
Statement of responsibility
William Desmond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Once regarded as a minor Socratic school, Cynicism is now admired as one of the more creative and influential philosophical movements in antiquity. First arising in the city-states of late classical Greece, Cynicism thrived through the Hellenistic and Roman periods, until the triumph of Christianity and the end of pagan antiquity. In every age down to the present, its ideals of radical simplicity and freedom have alternately inspired and disturbed onlookers." "This book presents the first general survey of Cynicism in antiquity for over fifty years. Drawing on a wealth of new research, William Desmond offers a comprehensive study of the most important ancient Cynics and their ideas, examining their rejection of various traditional customs and the rebellious life-style for which they were notorious. Desmond considers both the fragmentary ancient evidence on the Cynics and the historical interpretations that have shaped Cynic philosophy over later centuries."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1974-
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Desmond, William D.
Index
no index present
LC call number
B508.D46
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Ancient philosophies
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  • Cynics (Greek philosophy)
  • Cynicism
Label
Cynics, William Desmond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint of edition previously published in 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Ancient Cynics and their times.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Renunciation of custom.
  • p. 77
  • 3.
  • life according to nature.
  • p. 132
  • 4.
  • Chance, fate, fortune and the self.
  • p. 162
  • 5.
  • Anarchists, democrats, cosmopolitans, kings.
  • p. 184
  • 6.
  • Cynic legacies.
  • p. 209
  • Glossary of names.
  • p. 237
  • Glossary of Greek terms.
  • p. 242
  • Guide to further reading.
  • p. 262
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 274
  • Index.
  • p. 281
Control code
704204220
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 290 p.
Isbn
9781844651283
Label
Cynics, William Desmond
Publication
Note
Reprint of edition previously published in 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Ancient Cynics and their times.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Renunciation of custom.
  • p. 77
  • 3.
  • life according to nature.
  • p. 132
  • 4.
  • Chance, fate, fortune and the self.
  • p. 162
  • 5.
  • Anarchists, democrats, cosmopolitans, kings.
  • p. 184
  • 6.
  • Cynic legacies.
  • p. 209
  • Glossary of names.
  • p. 237
  • Glossary of Greek terms.
  • p. 242
  • Guide to further reading.
  • p. 262
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 274
  • Index.
  • p. 281
Control code
704204220
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 290 p.
Isbn
9781844651283

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