fragment 502 (Persistentialism*)

by kvennarad

© Marie Marshall

© Marie Marshall

* ‘Persitentialism’, or ‘hyper-stoicism’, is a minor school of philosophy initiated by a nameless former-pupil and sexual partner of Ironikles the Cynic. She doggedly refused to get out of his sunlight, despite his threats. They came to blows, leading to the famous ‘cynozontocheros’ or ‘dog-divorce’. The major principle of persistentialism is the seeking out of unpleasant or painful experience in order to bear it repeatedly. This probably explains why it was indeed only a minor school of philosophy.