The article sheds light on the Diogenes’ concept of human being as articulated in cynic philosophy. Its focus is on the question: Who is the person Diogenes is looking for with a lantern in his hand in the full daylight? And it offers an answer: A fully individual human being, a subject protruding from the crowd, a person without property, luxury, passions, despising social conventions. The care of the self in the sense of self-creation is the point developed throughout the article.
Autarky, Care of the self, Conventions, Cynicism, Diogenes of Sinope, Nature, Self-creation