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Atopia – the Cynic’s Place in the Universe

(Original title: Atopia – miesto kynika vo svete)
Filozofia, 2020, vol. 75, No 3, pp. 170-182.
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The paper proposes a new interpretation of Cynic cosmopolitanism as a consequence of the philosophical way of life. Its characteristic of being “atopon” – “out of place”, meaning strange and at the same time not bound to a particular space, offers a possibility to explain the theoretic concept of cosmopolitanism by means of a practical stance. Moreover, the “strangeness” of philosophical life shows a fundamental link between Socrates’ and Diogenes’ philosophy


Ancient Cynicism, Atopia, Cosmopolitanism, Diogenes of Sinope, Socratic philosophy