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  Diogenes of Sinope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diogenes of Sinope is said to have been a disciple of Antisthenes, a cynic whom Plato says in Phaedo was present at the death of Socrates.
Diogenes was considered by his sympathizers to be a devotee of reason and an exemplar of honesty, and said by his detractors to be an obnoxious ragpicker and an offensive churl.
Diogenes maintained that all the artificial growths of society were incompatible with happiness and that morality implies a return to the simplicity of nature.
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 Diogenes of Sinope [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Diogenes’ sense of shamelessness is best seen in the context of Cynicism in general.
For Diogenes, each individual should either allow reason to guide her conduct, or, like an animal, she will need to be lead by a leash; reason guides one away from mistakes and toward the best way in which to live life.
Diogenes is a harsh critic of Plato, regularly disparaging Plato’s metaphysical pursuits and thereby signaling a clear break from primarily theoretical ethics.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/d/diogsino.htm   (1683 words)

 Diogenes Laertius [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Diogenes Laertius, native of Laerte in Cilicia, was a biographer of ancient Greek philosophers.
Diogenes is generally as reliable as whatever source he happens to be copying from at that moment.
Especially when Diogenes is setting down amusing or scandalous stories about the lives and deaths of various philosophers which are supposed to serve as fitting illustrations of their thought, the reader should be wary.
www.iep.utm.edu /d/dioglaer.htm   (319 words)

The most renowned of these is Diogenes of Sinope, the philosopher who walked throughout Athens carrying a lantern in daylight, searching for an honest man. The other is Diogenes Laertius, who lived in the 3rd Century CE and was an historian of various teachers of philosophy, including the teachings and customs of the Druids.
Diogenes calmly bore the rebuke and said, "Strike me, Antisthenes, but you will never find a stick sufficiently hard to remove me from your presence, while you speak anything worth hearing." The philosopher was so much pleased with this reply that he at once admitted him among his scholars.
Diogenes probably was visited by Alexander, when the latter held the general assembly of the Greeks at Corinth, and was received by him with rudeness and incivility, which may have given rise to the whole story.
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 Diogenes von Babylon
Diogenes studierte bei Chrysippos von Soli und Zenon von Tarsos, zu seinen bekanntesten Schülern zählten ihrerseits Antipatros von Tarsos und Panaitios von Rhodos.
Diogenes’ Vorträge in Rom bildeten die erste öffentliche Vorstellung stoischen Denkens durch ein Schuloberhaupt in der römischen Hauptstadt, auch wenn die Hauptinhalte der Stoa dort sicher schon zuvor bekannt waren.
Diogenes’ zahlreiche Schriften zu allen Themen der Philosophie, besonders aber zu Rhetorik und Musike sind leider ausnahmslos verloren, so dass wir für die Kenntnis seiner Lehre auf Fragment und Berichte (etwa bei Cicero) angewiesen sind.
www.all2know.com /de/wikipedia/d/di/diogenes_von_babylon.html   (375 words)

Diogenes has the distinction of being the first person in known recorded history to have correctly postulated that "invisible stones" in the heavens ocassionally fell to earth as fireballs.
Diogenes' thought was heavily influenced by Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, who was of the famed Ionian school, and born approximately in 500 B.C., whereas Diogenes was probably 20-30 years his junior.
Diogenes was a contemporary of Alexander of Macedonia, the conqueror of most of the known world.
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 The Diogenes Report: Israel, Middle East, Arabs & Politics
Diogenes was born in Sinope, an Ionian colony on the Black Sea.
Diogenes is quoted as saying, "Strike, for you will find no wood hard enough to keep me away from you, so long as I think you've something to say." The persistance of Diogenes broke the resistance of Antisthenes.
Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture room with the words "Here is Plato's man." In consequence of which there was added to the definition, "having broad nails".
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Diogenes was a Greek philosopher, reportedly born sometime between 412 to 460 BC.
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 Diogenes - iA wiki
Diogenes', "the Cynic," Greek philosopher, was born at Sinope about 412 BC, and died in 323 BC at Corinth, on the day on which Alexander the Great died at Babylon.
Diogenes was a master of satire and parody.
Diogenes was the founder and role model of Greek Cynicism and influenced the Stoics, who provided philosophical guidance to the Roman Republic.
www.infoanarchy.org /en/Diogenes   (348 words)

 Studentenverenigingen, N.S.V., Diogenes
Diogenes is een studentenorganisatie met een breed cultureel programma waaronder film, cabaret, literatuur, concerten, debatavonden en theatersport.
Daarnaast kun je in het danscafé van Diogenes tot diep in de nacht swingen op de tonen van moderne muziek: populair in de bovenzaal, breed alternatief in de kelder.
Studenten van HBO of universiteit kunnen binnen Diogenes zelf actief zijn op velerlei gebied: van het bedenken en organiseren van programma-activiteiten tot het tappen van een pilsje.
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 Michel Foucault, Parrhesiasts - Diogenes, The Cynic Philosophers and their techniques
Diogenes was an actual, historical figure, but his life became so legendary that he developed into a kind of myth as anecdotes, scandals, etc., were added to his historical life.
Since Diogenes ate in the agora, he thought that there was no reason why he should not also masturbate in the agora; for in both cases he was satisfying a bodily need (adding that "he wished it were as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly").
Diogenes' trick is somewhat different; for at the moment when his interlocutor is about to terminate the exchange, Diogenes says something which his interlocutor believes is complimentary.
foucault.info /documents/parrhesiasts/foucault.diogenes.en.html   (4804 words)

 The Diogenes Club - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Diogenes Club is a club featured in a few Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, most notably "The Greek Interpreter".
Probably named after Diogenes the Cynic, it was co-founded by Sherlock's older brother, Mycroft Holmes.
Although there is no hint in the Canon that the Diogenes Club is anything but what it seems to be, several later writers have made use of the idea that the club was founded as a front for the British secret service.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/The_Diogenes_Club   (405 words)

 Diogenes of Sinope Summary
Diogenes (412-323 BC), a Greek philosopher, was the most famous exponent of Cynicism, which called for a closer imitation of nature, the repudiation of most human conventions, and complete independence of mind and spirit.
Diogenes held that through a rigorous denial of all but the barest necessities of life one could train the body to be free of the world and its delusions.
Diogenes sought to make any man king, not of others, but of himself, through autonomy of will, and his own life was his main philosophical demonstration to this end.
www.bookrags.com /Diogenes_of_Sinope   (1565 words)

 Ethics of Isocrates, Aristotle, and Diogenes by Sanderson Beck
Diogenes was the son of a banker in Sinope, and both were banished for adulterating the coinage, which Diogenes admitted later.
Diogenes held that education is a controlling grace to the young, consolation to the old, wealth to the poor, and an ornament to the rich.
Diogenes replied that he was a spy on his insatiable greed, for which he was admired and set free.
www.san.beck.org /EC22-Aristotle.html   (14953 words)

Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture room with the words "Here is Plato's man!" - in consequence of which "...with broad nails" was added to Plato's definition.
Diogenes is credited with the development of the chreia (moral epigram), with a scandalous attack on convention and the Athenian notion of freedom (confined to aristocratic males) entitled Republic (not to be confused with Plato's which, for good and ill, survives), and with tragedies illustrative of the human predicament.
Diogenes - who today would hardly be allowed to express himself outside India - evidently realised that we choose to be governed by the manipulators of fictions: money, religion and the nation-state.
www.beyond-the-pale.co.uk /diogenes.htm   (5337 words)

 UMN-CCGB Diogenes peptide prediction home page
Diogenes is a sequence analysis code developed for use in high-throughput operations.
It does not attempt to replicate standard gene-finding software, but rather complements them in the cases they are the weakest: dealing with short sequences on the order of 300 to 800 bp.
Diogenes are regions that appear to encode a portion of a protein.
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Diogenes of Sinope (fourth century BC) is too irascible a character not to share some anecdotes about him from the compendium of Diogenes Laertius on the lives of the philosophers.
It was this determination to follow his own dictates and not adhere to the conventions of society that he was given the epithet "dog," from which the name "cynic" is derived.
When asked what wine he found most pleasant to drink, Diogenes replied, "That for which other people pay." Reproached for behaving indecently in public, he lamented only that he wished it were as easy to relieve hunger by rubbing one's stomach.
penelope.uchicago.edu /~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/greece/hetairai/diogenes.html   (547 words)

 Diogenes of Apollonia [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Diogenes was a native of Apollonia in Crete, who was a pupil of Anaximenes and contemporary with Anaxagoras.
But Diogenes might have written before Anaxagoras and yet have been his junior, as we know was the case with Empedocles.
Diogenes followed Anaximines in making air the primal element of all things; but he carried his views further, and regarded the universe as issuing from an intelligent principle, by which it was at once vivified and ordered, a rational as well as sensitive soul, but still without recognizing any distinction between matter and mind.
www.iep.utm.edu /d/diogapol.htm   (132 words)

 Diogenes - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Diogenes, c.412-323 BC, Greek Cynic philosopher; pupil of Antisthenes.
When Alexander the Great asked what he might do for him, Diogenes said, "Only step out of my sunlight." His daylight quest with a lantern "for an honest man" was probably the most striking expression of his contempt for his generation.
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 Biographies: Philosophers: Diogenes (BC, c412-323).
Diogenes was chief among the school known as the
The sect, known as the cynics, was founded by Antisthenes (444-370 BC), a pupil of Socrates; it was "marked by an ostentatious contempt for ease, wealth, and the enjoyments of life." Diogenes was a pupil of Antisthenes.
Diogenes, on coming to Athens from his native lands, Sinope, came as "a rake and spendthrift." After following under the spell of Antisthenes, Diogenes "became at once an austere ascetic, his clothing of the coarsest, his food the plainest, and his bed the bare ground.
www.blupete.com /Literature/Biographies/Philosophy/Diogenes.htm   (294 words)

 Diogenes Sun Club - Naturist Club
Diogenes Naturist Sun Club is a little piece of heaven in the Buckinghamshire countryside, around an hour from Central London and not far from Chalfont St Peter.
Come and see why the naturists at Diogenes are among the happiest in the land.
Diogenes is affiliated to British Naturism and is also an active member of BN Southern Region.
www.diogenessunclub.co.uk   (272 words)

 VERITAS >> Resources >> Press Room >> Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Diogenes' method is to produce experience-based product evaluations that provide answers to questions that IT buyers must know in order to make an informed purchase decision.
Founded by industry veterans from research firms, customers, and vendors, Diogenes' was created to address the gap left by existing contemporary firms that claim to provide these services but lack the ability to be truly objective since their reports tend to be based on vendor marketing collateral versus in-depth, hands-on experience.
Diogenes Analytical Laboratories, Inc., based in Colorado, was founded to help IT buyers reduce the inherent risk and uncertainty associated with technology purchases.
www.veritas.com /en/UK/resources/press/PressReleaseDetail.jhtml?newsCI=64175_2005_03_15_pr   (485 words)

 Diogenes Laertius: Life of Diogenes, from Lives of the Philosophers, translated by C.D. Yonge
BY DIOGENES LAERTIUS, TRANSLATED BY C.D. DIOGENES was a native of Sinope, the son of Tresius, a money-changer.
But Eubulides, in his essay on Diogenes, says, that it was Diogenes himself who did this, and that he was banished with his father.
And the boys retained in their memory many sentences of poets and prose writers, and of Diogenes himself; and he used to give them a concise statement of everything in order to strengthen their memory; and at home he used to teach them to wait upon themselves, contenting themselves with plain food, and drinking water.
classicpersuasion.org /pw/diogenes/dldiogenes.htm   (4018 words)

 Diogenes Class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Diogenes Class was designed by Starfleet Engineering as a means for the return to the exploratory nature of Starfleet.
The Diogenes Class starships were envisioned as a return to Starfleet and the Federation's true mission of peaceful exploration.
The Diogenes Class Starship is not designed to separate; however, on SD 61105, the USS TSUNAMI (since lost) performed an emergency separation.
www.io.com /~lcowper/calypso/diogenes.html   (427 words)

Since there is no authenticated historical documentation about him I will relate some of the tradition about his life more from the point of view of intrinsic interest than from concern for historical accuracy.
When Diogenes was advised to chase his runaway slave he replied, "It would be absurd if Manes can live without Diogenes, but Diogenes cannot get on without Manes".
To Xeniades who purchased him he said, "You must obey me, although I am a slave; for, if a physician or a navigator were in slavery, he would be obeyed." Xeniades took him to Corinth, set him over his own children and entrusted his whole household to him.
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 Notes on Diogenes Laertius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Diogenes Laertius is the author of the only work to survive from antiquity which describes the history of philosophy from its inception to the beginnings of the Common Era, called The Lives of the Philosophers.
On P. 334, Diogenes Laertius says that Socrates offered 25 drachmae as a fine at his trial, and then suggested free meals at the Prytaneum.
Diogenes Laertius does not indicate that there is any difference between Plato and Xenophon and later sources such as Justus of Tiberias and Eubulides.
www.uvm.edu /~jbailly/courses/Socrates/Notes/diogenes.html   (502 words)

 diogenes - definition by dict.die.net
A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.
Diogenes' crab (Zo["o]l.), a species of terrestrial hermit crabs (Cenobita Diogenes), abundant in the West Indies and often destructive to crops.
Diogenes' tub, the tub which the philosopher Diogenes is said to have carried about with him as his house, in which he lived.
dict.die.net /diogenes   (89 words)

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