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The culture of cynicism

American morality in decline

by Richard Stivers

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Cynicism.,
    • United States -- Moral conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-205) and index.

      StatementRichard Stivers.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN90.M6 S75 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 210 p. ;
      Number of Pages210
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1427903M
      ISBN 101557865329, 1557865337
      LC Control Number93039085

        Cynicism was originally a force for good in society, but in modern times it is only used to criticize. Read on to discover a brief history of cynicism. Menu. Psychology Neuroscience Human Relationships Wellness Health Culture Work. The book charts the development of a culture of cynicism in forms such as an obsession with finality and integrity, a widespread retreat into introspection and inertia, and a neurotic attachment to metaphysical truth. The inflated currency of the term "cynicism" reflects a very real crisis in the constitution and practice of politics.

      Skepticism and Cynicism Cynicism, as mentioned previously, is a major negative component of the police subculture. Cynicism should not be confused with skepticism as they are vastly different. Skepticism refers to critical thinking, which is what we should all strive for. It allows us to question commonly held beliefs that may not be true. Not only did the youth culture express a cynicism toward the patriotic, prowar stance of their World War II–era elders, but they displayed a fierce resistance toward institutional authority in general, an antiestablishmentism epitomized in the hit film Bonnie and Clyde. In the film, a young, outlaw couple sets out on a cross-country bank.

      Once describing a life of exile, self-denial, physical rigor, and mastery of one’s desires, cynicism now describes a life of political quietism, passivity, and moral indifference, representing not a weakening of ancient philosophic norms but rather their inversion. In The Making of Modern Cynicism, David Mazella asks: how did ancient Cynic philosophy come to provide a name for . On the other hand, for the student of ancient social history and thought from the 4th century BC to the close of antiquity, and even beyond, the mind-set of cynicism is still a constant or ever-recurring 's monograph on ancient Cynicism, although published in , remains a standard work, indeed the only book-length treatment of.


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