About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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2 Responses to Finally

  1. Taurus says:

    Greg Sheridan:

    ONE key reason Kevin Rudd decided to go the election early is because his Papua New Guinea Solution on boatpeople, and its Nauru annexe, is collapsing. The longer the government was in office, the more obvious that would have becomeā€¦

    With the new boats over the weekend, a total now of 1765 boatpeople have arrived since Rudd announced the PNG solution.

    In the past week, the government has sent 66 boatpeople to Manus Island. In that same week, 366 boatpeople have arrived. That means arrivals are outnumbering departures by substantially more than five to one, or 300 a week…

  2. david says:

    This was what exactly I was looking for.

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