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The second Cynic, the rogue, has survived the best: when we speak today of a “cynic,” we mean primarily an unprincipled person who holds all ideals in contempt, a nihilist who pursues his own interest at the expense of every and any moral value. As mentioned above, the typographical distinction between the Cynic and the cynic is relatively recent; it mirrors the German distinction between the Kyniker and the Zyniker, a distinction that seems to have appeared only in the early nineteenth century.
By the time of the Renaissance, in Heinrich Niehues-Pröbsting’s words, “shameless sexual speech as well as biting satire and insulting sarcasm were perceived as being decisively Cynic. . ”10 The irreverent bawdiness of Renaissance literary Cynicism met with resistance and hostility in the seventeenth century, when the Counter-Reformation mounted a ferocious attack on Cynicism. Medieval and humanist attempts to reconcile Christianity with Cynicism gave way, in the writings of religious authors of seventeenth-century France, to an outright condemnation of the ancient Cynics.
19 Where the Renaissance 28 Taming Wild Dogs had celebrated the satirical repertoire of Cynicism, and seventeenth-century Counter-Reformers had employed Cynical diatribe to condemn Cynic rudeness, the republic of letters would, under the pen of Bayle, celebrate the wit and pointed “bon mot” of the Cynic, but with a keen awareness of the dangers and excesses of too witty a repartee. Cynic rhetoric would preoccupy writers of the eighteenth-century republic of letters in their search for a critical language that would satisfy the social demands and political constraints of the times.