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Philosophy Of Cynicism
     

Philosophy Of Cynicism

by Luis E. Navia
 

A detailed research work for the study of the origins, development, and significance of the Cynical movement among the Greeks and Romans. The purpose of this volume is to provide bibliographical information on over 650 books and articles dealing with various aspects of Cynicism. These works were written as early as the 16th century and as recently as 1994 in a

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A detailed research work for the study of the origins, development, and significance of the Cynical movement among the Greeks and Romans. The purpose of this volume is to provide bibliographical information on over 650 books and articles dealing with various aspects of Cynicism. These works were written as early as the 16th century and as recently as 1994 in a variety of languages. This volume includes numerous revealing quotations from the annotated works. It is a valuable research instrument for anyone interested in the history of ideas.

The contributions of the Cynic philosophers, both Greek and Roman, were many. In many ways they were significant in the development of Western philosophy. The Cynics were a familiar sight in classical times. They saw themselves as having been called to fulfill a mission, namely, the denunciation of ordinary human values and conventions. Offering a wide spectrum of approaches to Cynicism, the works detailed in this volume include general histories of philosophy (especially Greek), monographs on Cynicism, doctoral and university dissertations, collections of articles from journals and magazines, poetic and dramatic pieces, and encyclopedia and dictionary entries—selections from strictly scholarly works in philosophy and philology to popularizations of Cynic ideas.

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Booknews
Describes over 700 scholarly and documented books and articles, and popular and fictional works, selected to be representative of the modern interpretations and opinions about the classical philosophy of Cynicism. From the fourth century B. C. to the end of the Roman Empire the Cynics pursued their mission to denounce ordinary values and conventions, becoming quite a nuisance at times. Sections cover Antisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Crates and other Cynics, as well as journals and periodicals, and general studies. Includes works in various languages. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313292491
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1995
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in Philosophy Series , #4
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

LUIS E. NAVIA is an Academic Dean and Professor of Philosophy at New York Institute of Technology. He has published over 10 books in philosophy and cosmology, as well as numerous journal articles. For over 20 years, he has worked for the Commission on Higher Education.

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