Holly and I frequently find humor in our subjects' foibles, from Henry Hudson's misguided meanderings in search of a northern sea route from Europe to Asia, to the entirety of the Eggnog Riot. Today's subject is full of foibles, too ... but unlike in the case of so many other past subjects, he was doing it on purpose. Diogenes of Sinope was the incredibly eccentric father of the Cynicism school of philosophy. He also purportedly urinated on people as though he were a dog.
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Episode link: Diogenes of Sinope
- "Diogenes of Sinope - Biography." The European Graduate School. http://www.egs.edu/library/diogenes-of-sinope/biography/
- Piering, Julie. "Diogenes of Sinope (c. 404-323 B.C.E.)." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://www.iep.utm.edu/diogsino/
- The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Diogenes." http://www.britannica.com/biography/Diogenes-Greek-philosopher
- Mark, Joshua J. "The Life of Diogenes of Sinope in Diogenes Laertius." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Aug. 6, 2014. http://www.ancient.eu/article/740/
- Mark, Joshua J. "Diogenes of Sinope." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Aug. 2, 2014. http://www.ancient.eu/Diogenes_of_Sinope/
- Laertius, Diogenes and Robert Drew Hicks. "Lives of Eminent Philosophers." Vol. 2. London. Heinemann. 1925. Accessed online: https://archive.org/details/livesofeminentph02dioguoft
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