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Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI

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In Book VI of Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Diogenes Laertius provides a detailed account of the lives and teachings of various important philosophers in ancient Greece. The book covers a wide range of thinkers, from Pythagoras to Epicurus, offering insight into their philosophies and the impact they had on the world.

One of the standout features of this book is the thoroughness with which Diogenes Laertius presents the information. He delves into the personal histories of each philosopher, discussing their upbringing, education, and major contributions to the field of philosophy. This level of detail helps to bring these historical figures to life, providing readers with a deeper understanding of who they were and what they believed.

Additionally, the book offers valuable insights into the various philosophical schools of thought that were prevalent during this time period. From the Stoics to the Skeptics, readers are given a comprehensive overview of the different ideologies that shaped ancient Greek philosophy. This serves as a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of philosophy and the evolution of ideas over time.

Overall, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI is a compelling read that sheds light on the lives and teachings of some of the most influential thinkers in history. Diogenes Laertius' meticulous research and engaging writing style make this book a must-read for anyone interested in ancient Greek philosophy and the origins of Western thought.

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There are 10 divisions in this title. This project is a recording of book 6. There is a number of interesting anecdotes on the lives of Antisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Monimus, Onesicritus, Crates of Thebes, Metrocles, Hipparchia, Menippus and Menedemus. Their school of thought is known an Cynicism. Most of the text in this book is devoted to the anecdotes concerning Diogenes's life and sayings. Even Alexander envied his life saying that if he had not been Alexander, he should have liked to be Diogenes.

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