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2011 | 66 | 6 | 522-534

Article title

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

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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

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Publication order reference

Identifiers

CEJSH db identifier
11SKAAAA097311

YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.2135bca9-13f2-3c1c-9332-c99fd2b929c6
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