PL EN


2011 | 66 | 6 | 522-534
Article title

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CYNICISM AND CYNICISM (Vztah medzi kynizmom a cynizmom)

Title variants
Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
EN
The paper examines the relationship between ancient Cynicism and his modern counterpart - cynicism. Ancient Cynicism is a strictly ethical way of life, while modern cynicism despises all ethical values. Ancient Cynicism is said to be a 'shortest way to virtue' and is characterized by its commitment to a life in agreement with nature, radical freedom, self-sufficiency and by the absence of philosophical theory in favour of practical, lived philosophy. Modern cynicism is a result of a long lasting history of interpreting and misunderstanding of ancient Cynicism (mainly the Cynic's life in agreement with nature and his ascetic practices, which were often seen as a crude shamelessness). However, cynicism is the consequence of 'the unfulfilled promises' of Enlightenment. It is a reason turned against reason itself. The paper offers a brief history of the reception of Cynicism on its way toward the modern cynicism.
Year
Volume
66
Issue
6
Pages
522-534
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Mgr. Livia Flachbartova, Institut filozofie a etiky FF PU, ul. 17. novembra 1, 080 78 Presov, Slovak Republic
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11SKAAAA097311
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.2135bca9-13f2-3c1c-9332-c99fd2b929c6
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.