The Dirty Dog of Philosophy

Retelling the Story of Diogenes the Cynic

Donald J. Robertson
Jun 22 · 5 min read
Diogenes of Sinope. Copyright free, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

This is a story about a filthy dog… Over two thousand years ago, in ancient Greece, there lived a very controversial philosopher, who upset a lot of people. At first everyone hated him, sneered at him, and called him The Dog. But by the time he died, the people loved and admired him so much that they built a beautiful pillar, in his honour, made…