An ancient philosopher best remembered as carrying a lamp in the day while claiming to be looking for an honest man.
He enjoyed mocking Alexander the Great, sabotaging the lectures of Socrates, and defacing currency (his father had been a coin minter). He “made it his life’s goal to challenge established customs and values.”
At one point he was captured by pirates and sold into slavery.
His philosophy later morphed, through his students, into Stoicism.
None of his writing survives.
This has been another exciting episode of “The Philosophers.”