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Cynics and Skeptics


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Antisthenes
Lived from about 445 to 365 BC. A pupil of Socrates after first learning rhetoric from Gorgias. Founder of the Cynic school of philosophy.
Diogenes of Sinope (Diogenes the Cynic)
Born in Sinope, a colony on the Black Sea, in 412 or 404 BC and died at Corinth in 323 BC. Follower of Antisthenes and one of the founders of the Cynic school.
Pyrrho of Elis
Born in Elis and lived from c. 360 to c. 270 BC. Accompanied Alexander the Great on his Indian expedition and met with philosophers along the Indus. Founder of the Skeptical school.
Timon
A follower of Pyrrho who florished in 279 BC. Died in Athens at the age of almost 90.
A tub (pithos)
Having moved to Athens, Diogenes famously took up residence in this.
A Socrates gone mad
Asked what sort of a man Diogenes is, Plato said this.