Diogenes of Sinope, Pulp tales of philosophers

“In a rich man’s house there is no place to spit but his face.”
Diogenes of Sinope AKA Diogenes the cynic

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.”

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