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The Resource The Philosophy of Epicurus, Epicurus, (electronic resource)

The Philosophy of Epicurus, Epicurus, (electronic resource)

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The Philosophy of Epicurus
Title
The Philosophy of Epicurus
Statement of responsibility
Epicurus
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Language
eng
Summary
Despite its modern-day connotations of hedonism, Epicureanism" has more to do with living a mindful, uncomplicated life. Epicurus -- who was born at Samos, Greece, in 341 BC and died at Athens in 270 BC -- founded a school of philosophy that focused on maximizing simple pleasures and minimizing pain, such as the irrational fear of death. "Death is nothing to us," declared Epicurus, "since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not." The philosopher did not believe that humans would be punished for their sins after death, and he stressed the lifelong search for lasting pleasures: tranquility, friendship, and philosophical inquiry. Although Epicurus was a prolific author, very few of his writings have survived. This volume, edited and translated by George K. Strodach, features three important letters and a collection of observations preserved by the biographer of ancient philosophers, Diogenes Laertius. Students of philosophy and ancient history will appreciate this compilation of Epicurus's enduring wisdom."
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Epicurus
Dewey number
187
Index
no index present
LC call number
B570.E5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Strodach, George K
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
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  • Epicureans (Greek philosophy)
  • Philosophy, Ancient
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The Philosophy of Epicurus, Epicurus, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNjU1ODI3
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1 online resource (272 p.)
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one file format
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online
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9780486845104
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(epub)
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9780486845104
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Label
The Philosophy of Epicurus, Epicurus, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNjU1ODI3
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00031925
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486845104
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486845104
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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