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Classical vs contemporary cynicism Anonymous 17/07/24(Mon)23:36 No. 13029 ID: c6a2e5

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Were the classical cynics more positive people than contemporary cynics? People use the contemporary word with such disdain. The classical cynics are depicted as people who were humorous and witty hobos. Contemporary cynicism is associated with general distrust of society, while simultaneously, an increased callousness and ability to manipulate society.

Sorry for the English. What do you guys think about this?

Anonymous 17/07/25(Tue)07:50 No. 13035 ID: 2e9446

A cynic is an optimist - with experience.

cynicism clockwersk 17/08/01(Tue)13:35 No. 13052 ID: 160a16

you are implying that cynics are merely only experienced in the truths of this world. you have not accounted for the attitudes and dispositions of cynics. As your argument would need to work also in favor of optimists, though optimists are distinctively different in that they leap onto opportunity or hope and then back their viewpoint up, whereas a cynic would be tentative at first, find information then come to a conclusion.

Anonymous 17/08/14(Mon)00:37 No. 13069 ID: 9fd7e5

The Fast and the Furious: Semantic Drift.

That is to say: the blunt, literal answer is yes, it's not unreasonable for you to come to different judgments regarding the moods of different people in different time periods despite their sharing the same squishy descriptor.

Anonymous 17/08/14(Mon)19:10 No. 13070 ID: 564822

inb4 you all embrace nihilism and logic reductionism

Anonymous 17/08/15(Tue)21:12 No. 13072 ID: 7c0027



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