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  Cynic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Whichever of these explanations is correct, it is noticeable that the Cynics agreed in taking a dog as their common badge or symbol, as early as the tombstone of Diogenes of Sinope.
The leading earlier Cynics were Antisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Crates of Thebes, and Zeno; in the later Roman period, the chief names are Demetrius (the friend of Seneca), Oenomaus and Demonax.
The very essence of their philosophy was the negation of the graces of social courtesy; it was impossible to "return to nature" in the midst of a society clothed in the accumulated artificiality of evolved convention without shocking the ingrained sensibilities of its members.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cynic   (1163 words)

  
 Cynics [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cynics had no set space where they met and discoursed, such as the Garden, the Lyceum, or the Academy; for Diogenes and Crates, the streets of Athens provide the setting for both their teaching and their training.
Cynics seem to have survived into the third century CE; two of Julian’s orations from 361 CE disparage the Cynics of his day for lacking the asceticism and hardiness of “real” Cynics.
The Cynics deride the attention paid to the Olympics, the “big thieves” who run the temples and are seen carrying away the “little thieves” who steal from them, politicians as well as the philosophers who attend their courts, fashion, and prayers for such things as fame and fortune.
www.iep.utm.edu /c/cynics.htm   (3061 words)

  
 Cinik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cynic, perhaps the most notoriously popular underground hangout in St. Petersburg, opened in its current location in 2003 after moving from premises near the Moskovsky Station.
Cynic has six beers on tap including dark beers such as Nevskoye Triumph and popular lagers such as Bochkaryov and Klinskoye costing 50 rubles for half a liter.
Cynic is popular with Russian and foreign young people, students, musicians, artists, journalists and creative people in general.
www.cynic.spb.ru /cinik_eng.html   (409 words)

  
 The Cynical Sphere - HISTORY
Cynic was planning to record their first full-length album on the RoadRunner label after doing the Death record, then tour with Death and come home briefly before going on tour again for their own record.
Cynic was now scheduled to go into the studio in October of 1992 with Scott Burns to record their debut album.
At the end of the summer, Cynic had to back out of a scheduled appearance at the Milwaukee Metalfest, due to unfortunate circumstances with their record label, the details of which are still undisclosed.
www.cynicalsphere.com /history.html   (1263 words)

  
 Cynic (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cynic were a technical death metal band that was formed in Florida, United States, in 1987 by vocalist/guitarist Paul Masvidal, guitarist Jason Gobel, bassist Mark Van Erp, and drummer Sean Reinert.
Cynic disbanded during the fall of 1994 while working on a second album.
The members of Cynic loosely reunited (playing with Bill Bruford, Steve Hackett, and Jim Matheos on various tracks) on Gordian Knot's second album, Emergent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cynic_(band)   (240 words)

  
 cynic guru webplace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
cynic guru is proud to announce our partnership with fat northerner records in the uk.
i'm happy to be able to announce that cynic guru is finally going to have our debut cd release gig...march 29th at the ever-popular nasa club in downtown reykjavik.
also, cynic guru, after next week, is going to be full swing in "gigging" mode...so for all you icelanders out there (or enthusiastic foreigners), if you haven't seen us live yet, your chance is soon approaching.
home.earthlink.net /~cynicguru   (1501 words)

  
 cynic. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Cynic 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.
Cynic Of or relating to the Cynics or their beliefs.
The meaning “faultfinder” came naturally from the behavior of countless Cynics who in their pursuit of virtue pointed out the flaws in others.
www.bartleby.com /61/98/C0839800.html   (302 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Cynic School of Philosophy
The Cynic contempt for the refinements and conventions of polite society is generally given as the reason for the name dogs (kúnes) by which the first representatives of the school were known.
Diogenes, generally referred to as "Diogenes the Cynic", is one of the most striking figures in Greek history; at least, his personality with its eccentricities, its coarse humour, its originality, and its defiance of the commonplace, has appealed with extraordinary force to the popular imagination.
Nevertheless, there were in the Cynic philosophy elements, especially the ethical element, which later became a source of genuine inspiration in the Stoic School.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04582a.htm   (461 words)

  
 Boundless: Confession of a Cynic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A cynic is a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions, who disbelieves or minimizes selfless acts, or who is distrusting or disparaging of people’s motives.
Cynicism is most fun when it’s done in a group, and the peer pressure of a group of cynics is almost impossible for the non-cynic to resist.
Find an especially caustic cynic, someone who’s really known for it, and ask her what she thinks about Los Angeles Laker’s center Shaquille O’Neal, who recently purchased a van with a wheelchair lift for the family of a young disabled fan that he didn’t even know.
www.boundless.org /2000/features/a0000462.html   (1424 words)

  
 Cynic Biography
Cynic was planning to record their first full-length album with Roadrunner after doing the Death record, then tour with Death, and come home and tour for their own record.
Cynic was scheduled to go into the studio in October, 1992, with Scott Burns to record their debut album.
At the end of the summer, Cynic had to back out of a scheduled appearance at the Milwaukee Metalfest, due to unfortunate circumstances with their record label...
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 cynic - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about cynic
Though Thackeray is no cynic he is a satirist as much as Pope or Dryden, but the most kindly satirist who ever wrote.
As the Cynic spoke, several of the party were startled by a gleam of red splendor, that showed the huge shapes of the surrounding mountains and the rock-bestrewn bed of the turbulent river with an illumination unlike that of their fire on the trunks and fl boughs of the forest trees.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /cynic   (280 words)

  
 Michel Foucault, Parrhesiasts - Diogenes, The Cynic Philosophers and their techniques
For example, Peregrinus (a well-known Cynic at the end of the Second Century A.) was considered a kind of saint by his Cynic followers, especially by those who regarded his death as a heroic emulation of the death of Heracles.
Cynic preaching, however, had its own specific characteristics, and is historically significant since it enabled philosophical themes about one's way of life to become popular, i.e., to come to the attention of people who stood outside the philosophical elect.
The Cynics also employed the technique of displacing or transposing a rule from a domain where the rule was accepted to a domain where it was not in order to show how arbitrary the rule was.
foucault.info /documents/parrhesiasts/foucault.diogenes.en.html   (4804 words)

  
 The Cynic's Sanctuary
Cynicism is a Greek invention, like the Doric column or the gyro sandwich.
The Cynics were more blunt when it came to exposing foolishness.
The most famous of the ancient Cynics was Diogenes, who reportedly took up residence in a tub to demonstrate his freedom from material wants.
www.i-cynic.com /whatis.asp   (1240 words)

  
 cynic - yourDictionary.com - American Heritage Dictionary
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.
A cynic may be pardoned for thinking that this is a dog's life.
In 1596 we find the first instance of cynic meaning "faultfinder," a sense that was to develop into our modern sense.
www.yourdictionary.com /ahd/c/c0839800.html   (233 words)

  
 The Cynics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cynics were not ever a school, but more of a counter-cultural phenomenon.
Diogenes' nickname was "Kuon", the Dog, after the general filthiness and nastiness of his habits, and the lesser philosophers and vagrants who affected his teachings came to be known as the Cynics, or Dog-philosophers.
The Cynic's ideal of autarky should be understood against this background: while arete was commonly associated with a full life as a citizen of a polis, autarky was the ideal of a complete man who needed no one and no organization.
www.monad.com /sdg/Journal/cynics.html   (301 words)

  
 The Vengeful Cynic
C-4 informs the Cynic that the age of consent in OK is 16.
Cynic does lots chapel make-ups due to all of that skipping; vows to skip less chapel.
The Cynic has a birthday; is taken to dinner by the SC crew and has a blast.
vengefulcynic.blogspot.com   (14489 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Focus: Music: Cynic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While there are fragments of Cynic's sound appearing in the later works of Sean Malone and Sean Reinert (namely Gordian Knot and Aghora), Cynic remains a unique proclamation among progressive metal.
Cynic manage to weave melodies together that, while entirely different, relate, interact and play off of eachother in a manner that makes jazz look like child's play.
Cynic's style owed more to jazz fusion than shredding, and the result was this free-flowing, yet highly technical sonic platter.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000000H7A?v=glance   (1900 words)

  
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A cynical view on life in the U.K. I welcome comment from all who agree, disagree, or simply don't care
Firstly, the title is the last time I shall refer to the terrorist attacks in London on 7th July as 7/7.
More people vote; more money is raised; and you can vote from work, home, on the late bus, in the dirty hospital, and even whilst teaching in an under-funded school.
the-cynic.blogspot.com   (1728 words)

  
 Cynic Reporter Should Get Facts Straight - Science
I am writing in regard to an article published in the Vermont Cynic on December 6, 2005 entitled "Environmentalism and the UVM Dairy Barn.
Yarbrough's article lacks any scientific or operational facts regarding the UVM dairy wastewater treatment, and she also falsifies a quote from one of my research graduate students.
Whatever intentions were meant, good or bad, she and the Cynic need to accept responsibility for their errors.
media.www.vermontcynic.com /media/storage/paper308/news/2006/01/24/Science/Cynic.Reporter.Should.Get.Facts.Straight-1503181.shtml?sourcedomain=www.vermontcynic.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com   (467 words)

  
 TransformOnline : Music : Reviews : Cynic "Focus" (Roadrunner)
To many, Cynic’s lone album Focus not only represented the absolute height of death metal never to be reached again, but a life-altering experience that would be forever embedded in their consciousness.
Cynic had been reborn into something completely unique: a perfect combination of sensitivity, forward thinking, and visceral intensity.
I hail thee, mighty Cynic, for everything that you have been to me, as well as for having been the glue that held best friends together for 10+ years.
www.transformonline.com /music/reviews/002072.php   (1781 words)

  
 The Cynics Corner
On 22 March 2003 The Cynics Corner, after months of inactivity, was officially put into "archive-only" mode.
Cynics Corner content not included in the Review Archive, including articles written for other sites, parodies of press releases, and other assorted articles.
F.A.Q. Everything you ever wanted to know about The Cynics Corner but were justifiably afraid to ask.
www.cynicscorner.org   (98 words)

  
 CYNIC's Focus: thoughts?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I always thought Cynic was a prog-metal band with lots of odd time signatures and complex songs, but this album proves the opposite for me.
Cynic's Focus is the very definition of what "progressive" music is. They are all awesome musicians, and the songs are fantastic.
Every time I listen to that CD - usually I have a Cynic phase once or twice a year - it just kills me and I have to sit listening to it and doing nothing else.
www.mikeportnoy.com /forum/printable.aspx?m=571766   (1350 words)

  
 Tech Cynic
The Tech Cynic reports that as spam on it's way out so is "Adam Vitale, aka Batch1 aka Baxter, 25, of Boynton Beach, FL, and his partner Todd Moeller, aka M3rk, of New Jersey, are accused of sending nearly 50,000 pieces of spam e-mail to more than 1.2 million AOL subscribers.
The Tech Cynic also reports that "Tentatively scheduled for a spacewalk this summer, a Russian cosmonaut will take his trusty six iron and a special weightless-friendly tee and put a golf ball into orbit from outside the International Space Station.
Also reporting for the Tech Cynic: Brian McCoy writes "In this article, Steven Vaughn-Nichols proclaims "Last Thursday, when I wrote about Dell's new Linux desktop, was one of the most frustrating days of my professional life.
www.techcynic.com   (355 words)

  
 MatthewEdgar.net
All my teachers (for as long as I can remember) always say something to the extent of "I encourage you to be skeptics, not cynics".
According to The Cynic's Sanctuary (which is identical to other definitions) a Cynic is a person who makes fun of fools while being "fiercely proud of their independence" and leading a disciplined and virtuous life (in the non-religious contexts of the word).
Cynics want to change the world - a world free of dishonest scoundrels and a world free of policies that foolishly try to change human nature.
matthewedgar.blogspot.com /2002_10_13_matthewedgar_archive.html   (1634 words)

  
 Vengeful Cynic: July 2004 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Just when you thought the RIAA was the biggest pain in the posterior imaginable, their Canadian counterparts do something just so plain idiotic as to force you to admire the restraint of the RIAA.
I guess I'm just so depressed that I know most of LU admin doesn't care enough to do anything about this other than screw us over and that they'll never even consider going out of their way to help us out.
I know I've told some of you about how I found the references to "Rocky the Leprechaun" when I was in CO. I just did a search and it turns out his name is "Rocky Rainbow" and he's the self-acclaimed official Leprechaun of Colorado.
www.shadowcouncil.org /vengefulcynic/archives/2004_07.html   (4583 words)

  
 YouTube - Cynic - Veil of Maya
I love Cynic to death, but I feel they should have never been a live band.
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cynic veil maya concierto focus sean malone reinert live
www.youtube.com /?v=-Qb4OkVnR6Y   (129 words)

  
 Watchdog of the Wankers
Ms Cynic: I think that what Lefty Tim did was choose a great medium to connect with the young people of Australia and perhaps get them thinking a little more about important social and political issues.
Ms Cynic says that lefties are really hypocritical arse holes who only pretend to care about compassionate values and human rights in order to try to bed musicians and university students.
Faced with such obvious logic and irrefutable evidence, Ms Cynic was forced to concede that her lefty pose was simply an act.
whingers.blogspot.com   (7431 words)

  
 THE METAL OBSERVER - Review - CYNIC - Focus
CYNIC was a band which, as many technical Death Metal-devotees like myself know, changed the face of an entire genre of music in the course of one album.
Unfortunately this would be their only recorded album to ever be released, but the wake it left behind was immense and undeniable.
I can only say that such people remain the unfortunate ones in this case, as the music CYNIC brings to life on "Focus" is as intensely involving and FOCUSED as one can imagine.
www.metal-observer.com /articles.php?lid=1&sid=1&id=3529   (588 words)

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