Tracy Wilson

Show Notes: Diogenes


Missed In History: Diogenes
Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope. Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images

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

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