Preschool Philosophy: The Dog Philosopher

This month’s philosopher is Diogenes of Sinope, one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. He infamously lived like a dog; in fact, the word “cynic” derives from the Greek word for doglike (“kunikos”) and was used to describe philosophers like Diogenes who lived naturally and simply. He notoriously mocked authorities and behaved shamelessly in public, but all of these actions can be traced back to his world view.

If you want to learn more about Diogenes of Sinope, you can go to his Wikipedia page and his Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy page. If you want to learn more about the school of Cynicism, you can go the Wikipedia page.

This video was created using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and Audacity.

Song Used: “Chrono Trigger – Corridors of Time” by Yasunori Mitsuda.

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