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Antisthenes (c. 445 – c. 365 BC) was a Greek philosopher and a pupil of Socrates. Antisthenes first learned rhetoric under Gorgias before becoming an ardent disciple of Socrates. He adopted and developed the ethical side of Socrates' teachings, advocating an ascetic life lived in accordance with virtue. Later writers regarded him as the founder of Cynic philosophy. 

Thursday Jan 24, 2019

Antisthenes: The most useful piece of learning

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.