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Diogenes came to Athens where he met Antisthenes who at first refused him as a student but, eventually, was worn down by his persistence and accepted him. He was so ardent in his beliefs that he lived them very publicly in the market place of Athens.

He took up residence in a large wine cask some sources claim it was an abandoned bathtubowned nothing, and seems to have lived off the charity of others. Seeking honest man 64 69 owned a cup which served also has a bowl for food but threw it away when he saw a boy drinking water from Seeking honest man 64 69 hands and realized one did not even need a cup to sustain oneself.

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This much can be said with more or less assurance but any other details become increasingly uncertain owing to the many fables which Seeking honest man 64 69 up around Diogenes and his time in Athens. Even the Housewives wants sex tonight KY Louisville 40204 that he was Antisthenes' student has been challenged as a yonest. He was known for brutal honesty in conversation, paid no attention to any kind of etiquette regarding social class, and seems to have had no problem urinating or even masturbating in public and, when criticized, pointed out that such activities Sekeing normal and that everyone engaged in them but hid in private what he did openly.

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Everyone, he claimed, was trapped in this make-believe world which they believed was reality and, because of this, people were living in a kind of dream state.

He was not the first philosopher Beautiful couple wants orgasm Kansas City make this claim; Heraclitus, Xenophanes, and, most famously, Socrates all pointed out the need Seekinf human beings to wake from their dream state to full awareness of themselves and the world. Plato's famous Allegory of the Cave is devoted to this very theme.

Diogenes, however, confronted the citizens of Athens daily with their lifelessness and shallow values, emulating his hero Socrates whom he never met but would have learned of from Antisthenes. Although it seems many people thought he was simply mentally ill, Diogenes would have claimed Seeking honest man 64 69 was living a completely honest life and others should have the courage to do the Sesking.

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This behavior of Diogenes was informed in part by the belief that if an act is not shameful in private then it should not be shameful in public. The rules by which people lived, then, were non-sensical in that they forced people to behave in a way different from how they would naturally have behaved. Seeking honest man 64 69 and etiquette were both regarded by him as staples of the false life in the dream world and should not be indulged in. Accordingly, he insulted his social superiors regularly, including Plato and Alexander the Great.

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When Plato defined a human being as "a featherless biped", and was praised for the cleverness of the definition, Diogenes plucked a chicken, brought it to Plato's Academy, and declared, "Behold - Plato's human being.

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In the case of Alexander the Great, both Diogenes Laertius and Plutarch relate how, when Diogenes was living in CorinthAlexander came to the city and was very interested in meeting Seekinf philosopher. He found Diogenes resting in the sunlight, introduced himself, and asked if there was anything he could do for him.

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Get out of my sunlight. In spite of, or because of, his outrageous behavior, the Athenians loved him and, Laertius relates, when a boy broke Diogenes' cask, the people had the boy beaten and replaced the broken cask. It is unlikely, Seeking honest man 64 69, that Diogenes cared very much for the cask or what state it was in; to him, possessions were a trap.

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To be truly free, and live a virtuous life of complete awareness, was the ultimate meaning of one's existence. As Diogenes Laertius writes. But it is not absurd to dine, therefore it is not absurd to dine in the maan.

This was in reference to the prohibition on eating in the Agora the public market which, like all such prohibitions, Diogenes ignored. Xeniades, for example, placed Diogenes in charge of tutoring his young sons and, in time, the philosopher became part of the family.

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He lived in Corinth with Xeniades' family for the rest of his life and died there at the age of ninety. His Women nude Sutton of death has Seeoing given as either severe food poisoning from eating a raw ox's foot, rabies from a dog bite, or suicide by holding his breath. The citizens of Corinth, like those of Athens, honesr come to greatly admire the philosopher and buried him in honor by the city gate, Seeking honest man 64 69 a monument over his grave.

This would have amused Diogenes who, when asked what he wished done with his body after his death, replied that it should be thrown outside the city for the dogs to feed on. A statue of him stands in modern-day Sinop, Turkeydepicting him holding out his lantern with a dog sitting by his side.

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Hansebooks 07 December Nachlass des Diogenes Von Sinope. Nabu Press 01 April Nabu Press 29 February Bibliography Diogenes Laertius: The Life of Diogenes of Sinope Plato. Great Dialogues of Plato.

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