Plato was a student of socrates and diogenes was a student of antisthenes who was himself a student of socrates his writings can bring to life the ancient world in a way that it reflects our. 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. Socrates: socrates, greek philosopher whose way of life, character, and thought exerted a profound influence on ancient and modern philosophy. Stoic six pack 5 - the cynics: an introduction to cynic philosophy, the moral sayings of publius syrus, life of antisthenes, the symposium (book iv), life of diogenes and life of crates (illustrated) ebook: diogenes laërtius, john maccunn, publius syrus, xenophon, h g dakyns, charles duke yonge: amazoncomau: kindle store. 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.
It is, finally, questionable whether diogenes ever consulted the oracle at all the delphic advice is curiously close to socrates' own injunction, and the interweaving of life and legend in diogenes' case is just as substantial. The greek word sophistēs, formed from the noun sophia, 'wisdom' or 'learning', has the general sense 'one who exercises wisdom or learning'as sophia could designate specific types of expertise as well as general sagacity in the conduct of life and the higher kinds of insight associated with seers and poets, the word originally meant 'sage' or 'expert. As for discovering the real-life socrates, the difficulty is that ancient sources are mostly philosophical or dramatic texts, apart from xenophon and diogenes.
When plato gave socrates's definition of man as featherless bipeds and was much praised for the definition, diogenes plucked a chicken and brought it into plato's academy, saying, behold i've brought you a man. For a further look at the differences between socrates and his pupil aristippus there is also aristippus vs socrates a dialogue between the two men from the memorabilia of xenophon dionysius the renegade, also known as dionysius of heraclea, was a stoic philosopher and pupil of zeno of citium who, late in life, abandoned stoicism when he. The ethics of the stoics the stoic logic (including epistemology) and physics are a prelude to their ethical theory the ultimate concern of the stoics, as with the epicureans, was the question of how life ought to be lived.
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. Antisthenes, a disciple of socrates, is considered to be the founder of the movement, but diogenes of sinope embodied for most observers the cynics' worldview he strove to destroy social conventions (including family life) as a way of returning to a natural life. According to diogenes laërtius' third-century lives and opinions of the eminent philosophers, plato was applauded for his definition of man as a featherless biped,. Socrates in diogenes laertius but as socrates' life shows, thoroughgoing reason is an able guide to the life that is best for man because if,.
Ezra hochman wednesday/friday 12:25-2:05 diogenes vs socrates: what is a life of worth one can either write the story of their own life, or let other people and. The lives of plato and socrates his childhood other than he would have met socrates early in life and by his late youth was a dedicated follower however, unlike. 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. 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 why socrates hated.
Diogenes did little philosophizing, but sought to live an exemplary life of autonomy he lived in a tub and is said to have taken enormous pleasure in all that he did he said plato's lectures were a waste of time. A survey of the history of western philosophy plato's description of socrates's final days continued in the κριτων ()now in prison awaiting execution, socrates displays the same spirit of calm reflection about serious matters that had characterized his life in freedom. Diogenes of sinope is often considered one of the more eccentric, or at the very least untraditional, of the ancient greek philosophers he is credited as being one of the founders of cynicism and practiced these ideals through the eccentricities that filled his life it was his belief that all.