April Fool’s Day: The Cynic Philosophers

Diogenes by John William Waterhouse, 1882. Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Image: Wikimedia Commons (X). License: Public Domain Today, April Fool’s Day, I’m thinking about the Cynic philosophers of Ancient Greece. Cynics were sometimes derided as fools. They rejected social convention and lived simply, thereby gaining the freedom to speak critically about…