Diogenes the Cynic: The War Against the World

Luis E. Navia (Author)

Product Details

Humanities Press Intl
Publish Date
October 01, 2005
5.4 X 8.5 X 0.57 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Luis E. Navia, professor of philosophy and chair of the Social Sciences Department at New York Institute of Technology, is the author of many books on ancient philosophy, including Socrates: A Life Examined, Socratic Testimonies, Diogenes The Cynic, Antisthenes of Athens, The Adventure of Philosophy, and Ethics and the Search for Values.


""..complete enough to be used as a text about Diogenes and Cynicism. The book even includes copies of many of the accounts about this man in the appendix and detailed bibliographies for those wanting to delve deeper into the subject. At the same time though, this book is so complete that the reader need not have prior knowledge of the subject matter." --TCM Reviews online & TCM Reviews Newsletter "[A] truly superb work of scholarship on the ancient figure of Diogenes of Sinope....[I]t will become the key standard reference for Diogenes for a long time to come...a work to be on the shelf of every classical scholar." --Joseph A. Novak Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Waterloo, Canada "This is more than a book about Diogenes--it is an examination of a philosophy, a way of being in the world, that finds analogies from dispersed geographical regions throughout history. ... Navia makes a compelling case for the need for genuine Cynics in a world-gone-mad!" --Richard S. Ascough Associate Professor of New Testament Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)