Call me a cynic, but I think Diogenes’ legacy is dead.
That’s a joke. I just thought of it. Now that I read it, it doesn’t make me smirk any more. Oh well.
On a related note, I’ve been reading the book Examined Lives from Socrates to Nietzsche by James Miller, and it’s an engaging consideration of the lives of some key philosophers, Diogenes the Cynic included. Wow, the things that guy got up to! Miller adopts the style of ancient ‘Lives,’ dwelling on peculiar anecdotes and indulging in lengthy side points – which makes it refreshingly different to regular biographies or summaries of philosophy. I’m only halfway through, but I recommend it.