Thinker of the Week: Diogenes


Full Name: Diogenes of Sinope

Born: 412 BCE

Died: 323 BCE

Hometown: Sinope, Turkey (a Greek colony at the time)

Fave Subjects: Happiness, Right and Wrong, Getting Back to Nature

Career Highlights:

  • one of the founders of the cynic school of philosophy
  • could out-talk Plato and Alexander the Great
  • had a behaviour disorder named after him

Big Question:

How can living in harmony with nature help us to have better lives?

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