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Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. In ethics he is famous for propounding the theory of hedonism, which holds that pleasure is the only intrinsic value. Review Essay: Epicurus' Ethical Theory: The Pleasures of Invulnerability MARTHA NUSSBAUM Brown University This is a very good book on an important and neglected topic. is commonly taken to be narrowly egoistic, and there is ample evidence in his writings to support this view―for example, in his maxims on friendship, his emphasis on the utility of friends, and his continual effort to link friendship and pleasure. • P. Mitsis, Epicurus’ Ethical Theory: the Pleasures of Invulnerability (Ithaca: 1988). [Phillip Mitsis] Home. Epicurus and his philosophy of pleasure have been controversial for over 2000 years. The ethical theory of the Greek philosopher Epicurus (341–271 B.C.) Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Epicureanism incorporated a relatively full account of the social contract theory, and in part attempts to address issues with the society described in Plato's Republic. This being the case, I hope I shall be forgiven if I begin by saying something about the topic and the reasons for its neglect. is commonly taken to be narrowly egoistic, and there is ample evidence in his writings to support this view-for example, in his maxims on friendship, his emphasis on the utility of friends, and his continual effort to link friendship and pleasure. • G. Striker, “Ataraxia: Happiness as Tranquillity” and “Epicurean Hedonism,” in G. Striker, Essays in Hellenistic Epistemology and Ethics (Cambridge: 1996), 183-95 and 196-208. Epicurus’ Ethical Theory : The Pleasures of Invulnerability, by Phillip Mitsis, Cornell University Press. Publication date 1988 Topics Epicurus -- Ethics, Ethics, Ancient Publisher Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; cornelluniversitypress; americana Digitizing sponsor The Arcadia Fund Contributor Cornell University Press Language English. Search. Epicurus' Ethical Theory Book Description: The ethical theory of the Greek philosopher Epicurus (341-271 B.C.) The ethical theory of the Greek philosopher Epicurus (341–271 B.C.) The social contract theory established by Epicureanism is based on mutual agreement, not divine decree. Epicurus’s moral theory is centered around understanding natural and philosophical science by living the most pleasurable and happy life as possible. COVID-19 Resources. That is, Epicurus’s moral theory states that happiness is the motivation for everything you do in life. Epicurus (371 - 270 BCE) was a Greek philosopher who founded an Academy of Philosophy called The Garden. As we shall see, however, his view of pleasure is far from the stereotypical one. Advanced Search Find a Library. As mentioned, happiness depends on the pleasure you are able to find in your life. He founded schools of philosophy that survived directly from … Epicurus' ethical theory : the pleasures of invulnerability by Mitsis, Phillip. ix, 184 p. ; 24 cm.
Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. is commonly taken to be narrowly egoistic, and there is ample evidence in his writings to support this view―for example, in his maxims on friendship, his emphasis on the utility of friends, and his continual effort to link friendship and pleasure.
We usually think of charity, compassion, humility, wisdom, honor, justice, and other virtues as morally good, while pleasure is, at best, morally neutral, but for Epicurus, behavior in pursuit of pleasure assured an upright life. Epicurus, Greek philosopher, author of an ethical philosophy of simple pleasure, friendship, and retirement. Epicurus' ethical theory : the pleasures of invulnerability. This book is concerned with all of the major areas of Epicurean ethics, from pleasure, to friendship, justice, and human freedom.
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