speising wrote:SirBryghtside wrote:I love the idea that he went to all the trouble to completely pluck a chicken just to win an argument and be instantly refuted Ancient Greeks were great!
who was instantly refuted? showing up with the chicken demonstrated the sillyness, or necessary incompleteness of the definition.
Was he instantly refuted? I thought Plato just added the addendum "with flat broad nails" to his definition.
(Luckily for Plato, Diogenes probably wasn't cruel enough to pluck off somebody's finger- and toe- nails to continue the debate).