Search Results: 'Cynic'

Search

×
×
×
×
741 results for "Cynic"
The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary: The Cynic’s Word Book – Satirical, Ironic and Humorous Definitions By Ambrose Bierce
Paperback: List Price: $14.99 $8.99 | You Save: 40%
Prints in 3-5 business days
Ambrose Bierce's classic collection of witty and satirical definitions, arranged alphabetically as a dictionary, is presented here in full. Known as a hero for his actions in the American Civil War,... More > Bierce distinguished himself later in life as a barbed commentator who would turn his ire to all sorts of topics. Today, most of his journalism and opinion pieces are consigned to obscurity. Lasting fame however was gained from the Devil's Dictionary; wherein Bierce redefines popular terms in a deeply sardonic, even bitter, manner. The Devil's Dictionary is, as the title suggests, full of dark and devilish humor. For instance, it describes the Adam's Apple as a "protuberance on the throat of a man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place." and marriage as a "state of temporary insanity only cured by the passage of time."< Less
Paradise Con-Demed.....Further rants and ramblings of a Bristolian cynic By Darren Hurley
Paperback: $15.70
Prints in 3-5 business days
Yes, the Bristolian ‘diary of doom’ is BACK – and picking up where it left off, the General Election has come and gone and Britain faces severe economic hardship under the Con-Dem... More > coalition from hell..... David Cameron, Nick Clegg, George Osborne and the “Ginger Lib” (??) all face the wrath of Bristolian fury as the author renews his war on gutless politicians, broken promises, shattered dreams, ‘elimination TV’, celebrity culture, wayward teenagers, Royal weddings and...........growing old!! Still, at least our Polish friends are around to cheer us all up during these times of strife.........right?? There’s a “Famous Five” story with a difference, fatherly “advice” to the new Leader of the Opposition, more “tributes” to famous Bristolians who’ve come and gone, and, just for good measure – Hitler’s war poems have been found in a Berlin bunker – thankfully, they’ve all been translated into English for the great British public to “enjoy”.....< Less
Paradise Con-Demed.....Further rants and ramblings of a Bristolian cynic By Darren Hurley
eBook (PDF): $8.59
Yes, the Bristolian ‘diary of doom’ is BACK – and picking up where it left off, the General Election has come and gone and Britain faces severe economic hardship under the Con-Dem... More > coalition from hell..... David Cameron, Nick Clegg, George Osborne and the “Ginger Lib” (??) all face the wrath of Bristolian fury as the author renews his war on gutless politicians, broken promises, shattered dreams, ‘elimination TV’, celebrity culture, wayward teenagers, Royal weddings and...........growing old!! Still, at least our Polish friends are around to cheer us all up during these times of strife.........right?? There’s a “Famous Five” story with a difference, fatherly “advice” to the new Leader of the Opposition, more “tributes” to famous Bristolians who’ve come and gone, and, just for good measure – Hitler’s war poems have been found in a Berlin bunker – thankfully, they’ve all been translated into English for the great British public to “enjoy”.....< Less
An Outline of Cynic Philosophy: Antisthenes of Athens and Diogenes of Sinope in Diogenes Laertius Book Six By Keith Seddon & C. D. Yonge
eBook (PDF): $9.30
(2 Ratings)
This volume is a revised translation of the complete text of Book Six about Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics, taken from The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers written around AD 230 by the... More > Graeco-Roman author Diogenes Laertius. The Life of Diogenes is accompanied by a detailed outline of Cynic philosophy, explaining Cynic doctrine and its significance for today's audience. Alongside the Life of Diogenes are accounts of other Cynics, including Antisthenes, Crates and Hipparchia. The works of the early Cynics have all been lost, and this text by Diogenes Laertius thankfully preserves an important range of quotations and references. Despite the Cynic’s extreme stance, this idealistic philosophy still has a valid part to play in the face of the increasing materialism of our modern society, challenging us to re-evaluate our priorities. The nineteenth-century translation of C. D. Yonge has been substantially revised, and is supported by a new Introduction, Glossary of Names, Notes and Index.< Less
An Outline of Cynic Philosophy: Antisthenes of Athens And Diogenes of Sinope in Diogenes Laertius Book Six By Keith Seddon & C.D. Yonge
eBook (ePub): $9.73
This volume is a revised translation of the complete text of Book Six about Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics, taken from The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers written around AD 230 by the... More > Graeco-Roman author Diogenes Laertius. The Life of Diogenes is accompanied by a detailed outline of Cynic philosophy, explaining Cynic doctrine and its significance for today's audience. Alongside the Life of Diogenes are accounts of other Cynics, including Antisthenes, Crates and Hipparchia. The works of the early Cynics have all been lost, and this text by Diogenes Laertius thankfully preserves an important range of quotations and references. Despite the Cynic's extreme stance, this idealistic philosophy still has a valid part to play in the face of the increasing materialism of our modern society, challenging us to re-evaluate our priorities. The nineteenth-century translation of C. D. Yonge has been substantially revised, and is supported by a new Introduction, Glossary of Names, Notes and Index.< Less
An Outline of Cynic Philosophy: Antisthenes of Athens and Diogenes of Sinope in Diogenes Laertius Book Six By Keith Seddon & C. D. Yonge
Paperback: $21.67
Prints in 3-5 business days
(2 Ratings)
This volume is a revised translation of the complete text of Book Six about Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics, taken from The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers written around AD 230 by the... More > Graeco-Roman author Diogenes Laertius. The Life of Diogenes is accompanied by a detailed outline of Cynic philosophy, explaining Cynic doctrine and its significance for today's audience. Alongside the Life of Diogenes are accounts of other Cynics, including Antisthenes, Crates and Hipparchia. The works of the early Cynics have all been lost, and this text by Diogenes Laertius thankfully preserves an important range of quotations and references. Despite the Cynic’s extreme stance, this idealistic philosophy still has a valid part to play in the face of the increasing materialism of our modern society, challenging us to re-evaluate our priorities. The nineteenth-century translation of C. D. Yonge has been substantially revised, and is supported by a new Introduction, Glossary of Names, Notes and Index.< Less
An Outline of Cynic Philosophy: Antisthenes of Athens and Diogenes of Sinope in Diogenes Laertius Book Six By Keith Seddon & C. D. Yonge
Hardcover: $38.94
Prints in 3-5 business days
(2 Ratings)
This volume is a revised translation of the complete text of Book Six about Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics, taken from The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers written around AD 230 by the... More > Graeco-Roman author Diogenes Laertius. The Life of Diogenes is accompanied by a detailed outline of Cynic philosophy, explaining Cynic doctrine and its significance for today's audience. Alongside the Life of Diogenes are accounts of other Cynics, including Antisthenes, Crates and Hipparchia. The works of the early Cynics have all been lost, and this text by Diogenes Laertius thankfully preserves an important range of quotations and references. Despite the Cynic’s extreme stance, this idealistic philosophy still has a valid part to play in the face of the increasing materialism of our modern society, challenging us to re-evaluate our priorities. The nineteenth-century translation of C. D. Yonge has been substantially revised, and is supported by a new Introduction, Glossary of Names, Notes and Index.< Less
An Outline of Cynic Philosophy: Antisthenes of Athens and Diogenes of Sinope in Diogenes Laertius Book Six By Keith Seddon & C. D. Yonge
eBook (PDF): $9.30
(2 Ratings)
This volume is a revised translation of the complete text of Book Six about Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics, taken from The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers written around AD 230 by the... More > Graeco-Roman author Diogenes Laertius. The Life of Diogenes is accompanied by a detailed outline of Cynic philosophy, explaining Cynic doctrine and its significance for today's audience. Alongside the Life of Diogenes are accounts of other Cynics, including Antisthenes, Crates and Hipparchia. The works of the early Cynics have all been lost, and this text by Diogenes Laertius thankfully preserves an important range of quotations and references. Despite the Cynic’s extreme stance, this idealistic philosophy still has a valid part to play in the face of the increasing materialism of our modern society, challenging us to re-evaluate our priorities. The nineteenth-century translation of C. D. Yonge has been substantially revised, and is supported by a new Introduction, Glossary of Names, Notes and Index.< Less
The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary: The Cynic’s Word Book – Satirical, Ironic and Humorous Definitions (Hardcover) By Ambrose Bierce
Hardcover: List Price: $32.99 $19.79 | You Save: 40%
Prints in 3-5 business days
Ambrose Bierce's classic collection of witty and satirical definitions, arranged alphabetically as a dictionary, is presented here in full. Known as a hero for his actions in the American Civil War,... More > Bierce distinguished himself later in life as a barbed commentator who would turn his ire to all sorts of topics. Today, most of his journalism and opinion pieces are consigned to obscurity. Lasting fame however was gained from the Devil's Dictionary; wherein Bierce redefines popular terms in a deeply sardonic, even bitter, manner. The Devil's Dictionary is, as the title suggests, full of dark and devilish humor. For instance, it describes the Adam's Apple as a "protuberance on the throat of a man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place." and marriage as a "state of temporary insanity only cured by the passage of time."< Less
A Collection of Poetry By A Smartass Cynic, A Wannabe Albino, And a Cunning Linguist (and many, many others) By Wm. Caleb Ball
Paperback: List Price: $8.96 $7.62 | You Save: 15%
Prints in 3-5 business days
Enjoy about one hundred forty seven poems by a whole bunch of really good poets!

Top 10

see more >
 
1
B Inspired B Inspired By Brandon Warren
Paperback: $15.99
 
 
3
Full Count Ministries Romans Journal Full Count Ministries... By Carter Reese et al.
Paperback: $8.44