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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Some anarchists I know are fans of him, I don't know much about him except the conversation he's supposed to have had with Plato about featherless bipeds.

From Wikipedia:

According to Diogenes Laërtius, when Plato gave the tongue-in-cheek definition of man as "featherless bipeds," Diogenes plucked a chicken and brought it into Plato's Academy, saying, "Behold! I've brought you a man," and so the Academy added "with broad flat nails" to the definition.

He's fascinating a bit because of how intensely he lived in accord with his relatively extreme beliefs. afaik.

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Dumai wrote

he's an interesting historical character; it's just a shame none of his written work survives

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mofongo wrote

I don't think he wrote anything. That would have meant he had to own a papel or a pen.

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lookin4 wrote

Recently I came across a collection of... well stories from and about him, translated from various ancient-greek sources. Inspiring, indeed!

Originally I heard about him while listening to a philosophy-series aired on public radio, where Diogenes of Sinope is featured as "Life-philosopher and provocateur".

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raindropq wrote

i'd like to read more mythology and then talk about it/ definitely interested in the genre.

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robottroymacclure wrote

he played a bit part in an animated series by the same guy that did Aeon flux. it was called, "reign". interesting character.