Cynics

A school of Greek Philosophy, named after the gymnasium Cynosarges, founded by Antisthenes of Athens, friend of Socrates. Man's true happiness, the Cynics taught, lies in right and intelligent living, and this constitutes for them also the concept of the virtuous life. For the Cynics, this right and virtuous life consists in a course of conduct wh....
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Cynics

Cynic, Cynics A member of a sect of ancient Greek philosophers who believed virtue to be the only good and self-control to be the only means of achieving virtue. The Greek word kunikos, from which 'cynic' comes, was originally an adjective meaning 'doglike', from kuōn, 'dog'. The word was probably applied to the Cynic philosophers because of...
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Cynics

Cynics (sin'iks) [Gr.,=doglike, probably from their manners and their meeting place, the Cynosarges, an academy for Athenian youths], ancient school of philosophy founded c.440 B.C. by Antisthenes, a disciple of Socrates. The Cynics considered virtue to be the only good, not just the highest goo...
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