Cynic philosophy – ancient Greece

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Diogenes the Cynic with his lamp (Roman sculpture, once in the Villa Albani) - the Cynics Who started Cynic philosophy? One of Socrates' students, Antisthenes, started his own group of philosophers called the Cynics in the late 400s BC. He argued - like Buddhists in India a little earlier - that a simple life without possessions [...]