in the arsehole of diogenes

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Friday, 11 December 2015

In ancient Greece

the only philosopher not to rely on slaves and a slave economy
was Diogenes. To this day, academic philosophy is a luxury
jealously guarded by intellectual élites,
who, like all élites (Diogenes would have agreed)
are both contemptuous and contemptibly dependent
on an underclass or underclasses somewhere in the world.

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He did not, however, live in a barrel
but in a very large ceramic container
as seen in the right-hand picture.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Señor Auban,
Are you living in another city in France?
Do you have a new name?
Has any modern philosopher tried to live like Diogenes? Raul

auban said...

No, Raúul, I am in the medieval village of Caylus. I don't think I have a new name :-) 'auban' is a nom-de-plume, my birth name is Anthony.

auban said...

There may well be modern Diogeneses (of a kind) in Siberia...