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Dec
29

Epicurus had it down

Live to create happiness for yourself and those around you, for the fullness of a human life; be grateful for the pleasures afforded you; be attentive to your friends; do not fear death.

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Epicurus’s philosophy
The philosophy of Epicurus wielded great influence, both in the ancient world and in the early modern world (as Steven Greenblatt shows in The Swerve; link). That philosophy was atomist, materialist, …

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5 comments

  1. Chris Veerabadran says:

    Can you suggest a good book, I'm reading Senaca's Letters from a Stoic. It's a must read. He constantly refers to Epicurus.

  2. Chris George says:

    I have been looking for one as well. My library has "From Epicurus to Epictetus : studies in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy" by A.A. Long. I'll check it out.

  3. Chris Veerabadran says:

    +Chris George I see Essential Epicurus, I've added in my wish list, hopefully I will buy it soon. http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Epicurus-Great-Books-Philosophy/dp/0879758104 and Epicurus Reader from the blog article: http://www.amazon.com/The-Epicurus-Reader-Selected-Testimonia/dp/0872202410/

  4. Chris George says:

    +Chris Veerabadran Is there not a library near where you live? I haven't actually purchased a book in several years.

  5. Chris Veerabadran says:

    +Chris George My library is ok, but they have a budget problem and don't get the right books. It's a good idea to check before purchase, I will check whether they have these two books. Thanks.

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