Looking for Wisdom
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Looking for Wisdom

The Original Drop-out Philosopher: Diogenes the Cynic

Diogenes was a fierce critic of hypocrisy. He turned his back on the culture of his day and lived in accord with nature

Image: Diogenes by Jean-Léon Gérôme. Public Domain. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Diogenes — also known as the Dog — was a native of the state of Sinope on the Black Sea coast. He was born around 410 BCE, by which time Sinope was a busy commercial hub…



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Will Buckingham

Writer & philosopher. PhD. Stories & ideas to make the world a better place. HELLO, STRANGER (Granta 2021): BBC R4 Book of the Week. Twitter @willbuckingham