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  • For relation of Cynicism to contemporary thought, compare Cyrenaics, Megarian School.
  • Like the Cynics and the Cyrenaics, Euclides started from the Socratic principle that virtue is knowledge.
  • CYRENAICS, a Greek school of philosophy, so called from Cyrene, the birthplace of the founder, Aristippus.
  • Socrates had spoken of the higher pleasures of the intellect; the Cyrenaics denied the validity of this distinction and said that bodily pleasures as being more simple and more intense are to be preferred.
  • This extreme or "pure" hedonism regarded as a definite philosophic theory practically died with the Cyrenaics, though the same spirit has frequently found expression in ancient and modern, especially poetical, literature.

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