Cynicism is a school of Greek philosophers, founded by a disciple of Socrates, Antisthenes.

Diogenes the Dog is the most important thinker of this current.

The school is characterized by a cynical disregard of social conventions and a cult of virtue, especially deprived (Diogenes lived in a barrel). It has often been retained only the critical face of cynicism, forgetting that it is the positive, especially on moral asceticism.

Cite this article as: Tim, "Cynicism, December 8, 2011, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, December 8, 2011,

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