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Diogenes: The Dog Looking (in Himself) for a Human Being

(Original title: Diogenés: pes hľadajúci (sám v sebe) človeka)
Filozofia, 71 (2016), 2, 153-163.
Type of work: Views
Publication language: Slovak

The article sheds light on the Diogenes’ concept of human being as articulated in cynic philosophy. Its focus is on the question: Who is the person Diogenes is looking for with a lantern in his hand in the full daylight? And it offers an answer: A fully individual human being, a subject protruding from the crowd, a person without property, luxury, passions, despising social conventions. The care of the self in the sense of self-creation is the point developed throughout the article.


Autarky, Care of the self, Conventions, Cynicism, Diogenes of Sinope, Nature, Self-creation

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