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Antisthenes

[an-tis-thuh-neez]
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noun
  1. 444?–365? b.c., Greek philosopher: founder of the Cynic school.
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Historical Examples

  • It was Antisthenes who founded this school, or rather this order.

    Initiation into Philosophy

    Emile Faguet

  • From Antisthenes came the Cynics; from Aristippus the philosophers of pleasure.

  • Antisthenes replied: How absolutely true to your own character, arch go-between!

  • I am afraid your wealth and his (Antisthenes') combined may overpower me.

  • But how is it that you alone, Antisthenes, you misanthrope, love nobody?


British Dictionary definitions for antisthenes

Antisthenes

noun
  1. ?445–365 bc, Greek philosopher, founder of the Cynic school, who taught that the only good was virtue, won by self-control and independence from worldly needs
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