Please note this week's assignment schedule:
Wednesday 10/1 - The following questions on Diogenes are due at the beginning of class. Please note that I will collect these questions AND the questions on the Cynics podcast that you completed last week.
1. What does Hansen mean by “cosmopolitanism?” How does this notion relate to Diogenes? (For more information on Hansen's view of cosmopolitanism, refer to the Ikeda Center's "David T. Hansen on Cosmopolitanism")
2. “Every age, ours above all, needs its Diogenes. But the difficulty is finding people with the courage not just to live his way but to endure the consequences that accompany it.” Do you agree with Hansen and Jean le Rond d’Alembert?
3. In severing his roots in local life, does Diogenes become not a citizen of the cosmos but a citizen of nowhere?
4. “I have no doubt that Diogenes and I would find evidence aplenty for the view that human culture embodies a seemingly immovable, myopic habituation that endlessly frustrates the seeker of justice, freedom, and meaning in life.” Do you agree with Hansen’s view of culture?