Epicurean Ethics: Katastematic Hedonism (Studies in the History of Philosophy S. v. 35)

Epicurean Ethics: Katastematic Hedonism (Studies in the History of Philosophy S. v. 35)

By: Peter Preuss (author)Hardback

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The fundamental problem of Epicurean philosophy is understood as the problem of being human in a mechanical universe, which brings out the philosophical importance of Epicurus and guards against treating him as a museum piece. This interpretation of Epicurean ethics is developed against the background of a critical discussion of earlier interpretations. Although the whole range of the "tetrapharmakos" is covered in the book, as well as the Epicurean social philosophy of justice and friendship, the argument focuses on Epicurus' understanding of the nature of pleasure, and pain and on the distinction between kinetic and katastematic pleasure.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773491243
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780773491243
  • ISBN10: 0773491244

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