Diogenes "Behold, a man!" Mug 11oz (0.33 l)
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Diogenes "Behold, a man!" Mug 11oz (0.33 l)

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Diogenes of Sinope was an ancient Greek philosopher and a very interesting one. To say he was a little eccentric is probably an understatement. 

He was a leader of the Cynic school of philosophy in the 4th century BCE. He despised personal property. In fact, he lived in a large jar instead of a house. 

Diogenes wasn't exactly a fan of Plato. He strongly disagreed with most of the opinions of the Athenian philosopher. He opposed Plato's idealism by focusing on the practical aspects of life. This became especially evident when the philosophers discussed the nature of humans. Plato insisted on a definition of a man as a “featherless biped”. Diogenes couldn't resist the opportunity to prove Plato wrong. He caught a chicken, plucked off its feathers and ran back to Plato with the words "Behold! I’ve brought you a man.".
This mug will help you remember Diogenes and inspire you to challenge the authorities in your life if they do not make any sense. The image of Diogenes comes from a painting of Jean-Léon Gérôme.


- White ceramic
- 11 oz (0.33 l)
- Rounded corners
- C-Handle

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