Ideas of Antisthenes (Ath), by Theme

[Greek, 445 - 365 BCE, Born in Athens. Friend of Socrates. Possible founder of the Cynic movement. Lectured in the Cynosarges. Wrote Socratic dialogues.]

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2. Reason / B. Laws of Thought / 3. Non-Contradiction
Contradiction is impossible [Aristotle]
2. Reason / D. Definition / 13. Against Definition
Some fools think you cannot define anything, but only say what it is like [Aristotle]
22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 3. Pleasure / f. Dangers of pleasure
I would rather go mad than experience pleasure
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 2. Elements of Virtue Theory / d. Teaching virtue
Antisthenes said virtue is teachable and permanent, is life's goal, and is like universal wealth [Long]
28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 2. Pantheism
Antisthenes says there is only one god, which is nature [Cicero]