By using the capital-C word, I'm indicating the ancient philosophy, not the psychological attitude.
Is the world ready? More important, is the world needing this? My answer here, at Massimo Pigliucci's new philosophy webzine.
That answer is a "yes," with details of how I think we should update Cynicism for today. Click the link for more.
1. The goal of life is Eudaimonia and mental clarity or lucidity (ἁτυφια) – freedom from τύφος (smoke) which signified ignorance, mindlessness, folly, and conceit.
In my comments on the piece in response to others (at least to others who get the difference between the philosophy and the small-c psychology), I responded to one person who asked about what a neo-Cynicism might be for, and not just against, my one-word answer?
My version of neo-Cynicism should be seen, in part, as being a more pessmistic outgrowth of humanistic psychologies of the 1950s and 1960s.
And, for the second time, one of my essays for Massimo has been picked up by 3 Quarks Daily.