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52) Surtz's comprehensive and kindly--hence at times misleading--treatment of More's attitude to Epicureanism (The Praise of Pleasure, 9-77) is still well worth reading.
Nonetheless, what I find most interesting about Cicero's gendered critique of Epicureanism is how it puts on display the relationship between Roman philosophical discourse and gender ideology.
He also shows how Epicureanism can improve your life by cultivating time-honored practices known to relieve anguish--meditation, journaling, memorizing catchphrases to recite during moments of anxiety, and learning to live in the moment.
A further point worth considering is Professor Greenblatt's heedless assumption that Epicureanism is a philosophy worthy of adherence and beneficial to society and the flourishing of individual human beings.
In the first part, which offers clear introductions to aspects of utilitarianism, Epicureanism and the work of Aristotle, Vernon argues that wellbeing is not synonymous with happiness, if happiness can trough and crest as pleasure does.
Section 1 contains eight chapters focusing on various aspects of Seneca's moral philosophy, including the Roman philosopher's definition of the Stoic sage, his choice of Greek technical terms, and his relationship to Epicureanism.
In The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), Adam Smith repeats a common motif of the eighteenth century when he associates the pleasures of Epicureanism with an "inferior prudence.
Here, Brown connects Epicureanism, Utilitarianism, Aristotle's Elitista and Marx's Communism by summing them up through what he feels is Lewis' point oi: view.
Emblems of death and vanity are never far from the savage intemperance of Roman or American epicureanism, but Antin's touch, if not light, is not moralizing either.
Like Zuckert, he turns to Jefferson as an authoritative figure, and Lawler offers an important argument for the reconsideration of Epicureanism within Jefferson's thought.
42) He admired aspects of their history and even learnt their language late in life, but he condemned 'all Greek literature across the board' and promoted a series of repressive measures, including expulsion of teachers of Epicureanism and destruction of Greek philosophical works.
Critics have often described Marius' intellectual path towards Christianity in Walter Pater's 1885 novel Marius the Epicurean as a Hegelian progression, in which Stoicism and Epicureanism operate as thesis and antithesis, and Christianity is the synthesis.