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  1. The Epicurus Reader: Selected Writings and Testimonia (HPC Classics) by Epicurus, Brad Inwood, et all 1994-03-01
  2. The Essential Epicurus: Letters, Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings, and Fragments (Great Books in Philosophy) by Epicurus, 1993-05
  3. Epicurea (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics) by Epicurus, 2010-07-15
  4. Epicurus: The Sage by William Messner-Loebs, Sam Keith, 2003-09-01
  5. Epicurus on Freedom by O'Keefe Tim, 2009-06-25
  6. Epicurus and His Philosophy (Minnesota Archive Editions) by Norman Wentworth DeWitt, 1954-01-01
  7. Epicurus: An Introduction by J. M. Rist, 1977-04-21
  8. A Life Worthy of the Gods: The Materialist Psychology of Epicurus by David Konstan, 2008-11-17
  9. Facing Death: Epicurus and His Critics by James Warren, 2006-07-20
  10. The garden of Epicurus
  11. Epicurus and Democritean Ethics: An Archaeology of Ataraxia (Cambridge Classical Studies) by James Warren, 2006-12-14
  12. Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance
  13. Epicurus's Morals by Epicurus, John Digby, 2010-02-12
  14. Epicurus by A E. 1869-1945 Taylor, 2010-09-03

1. Epicurus - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
epicurus (Greek ) (341 BC, Samos – 270 BC, Athens) was an ancient Greek philosopher and the founder of Epicureanism, a popular school of thought in
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Name Epikouros Birth 341 BC Death 270 BC School/tradition Epicureanism Main interests Atomism Hedonism Influenced by Democritus Pyrrho Influenced Hermarchus Lucretius Thomas Hobbes Jeremy Bentham ... Catius Epicurus Greek 341 BC Samos 270 BC ... Athens ) was an ancient Greek philosopher and the founder of Epicureanism , a popular school of thought in Hellenistic Philosophy that spanned about 600 years. Of his over 300 written works only a few fragments and letters survive; much of what we know about Epicureanism comes from later followers or commentators. For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by the absence of pain and fear, and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends. He taught that pleasure and pain are the measures of what is good and bad, that death is the end of the body and the soul and should therefore not be feared, that the gods do not reward or punish humans, that the universe is infinite and eternal, and that events in the world are ultimately based on the motions and interactions of atoms moving in empty space.

2. Epicurus And Epicurean Philosophy
Presenting the philosophy of epicurus, including classical Epicurean texts, history, and information about books, web pages, and email lists devoted to
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Epicurus Epicurus's philosophy combines a physics based on an atomistic materialism with a rational hedonistic ethics that emphasizes moderation of desires and cultivation of friendships. His world-view is an optimistic one that stresses that philosophy can liberate one from fears of death and the supernatural, and can teach us how to find happiness in almost any situation. His practical insights into human psychology, as well as his science-friendly world-view, gives Epicureanism great contemporary signficance as well as a venerable role in the intellectual development of Western Civilization. The web site is a modern on-line version of the Garden, introducing Epicureanism to both the serious student of philosophy and to anyone seeking useful and inspiring ideas, and helping to bring together those who are interested in it. Follow the links below to learn more about Epicurus and his philosophy!
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3. Epicurus [Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy]
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Epicurus (c. 341-271 BCE)
Epicurus is one of the major philosophers in the Hellenistic period, the three centuries following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE (and of Aristotle in 322 BCE). Epicurus developed an unsparingly materialistic metaphysics, empiricist epistemology, and hedonistic ethics. Epicurus taught that the basic constituents of the world are atoms, uncuttable bits of matter, flying through empty space, and he tried to explain all natural phenomena in atomic terms. Epicurus rejected the existence of Platonic forms and an immaterial soul, and he said that the gods have no influence on our lives. Epicurus also thought skepticism was untenable, and that we could gain knowledge of the world relying upon the senses. He taught that the point of all one's actions was to attain pleasure (conceived of as tranquility) for oneself, and that this could be done by limiting one's desires and by banishing the fear of the gods and of death. Epicurus' gospel of freedom from fear proved to be quite popular, and communities of Epicureans flourished for centuries after his death.
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4. Epicurus (Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy)
The philosophy of epicurus (341–270 B.C.) was a complete and interdependent system, involving a view of the goal of human life (happiness, resulting from
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The problem for Epicurus was to find a way of explaining the natural phenomena of bodily movement while responding to the challenges posed by Aristotle's criticisms of Democritus' theory. Epicurus rose to the challenge, although one cannot be certain that he was responding directly to Aristotle's critique. (It is unclear whether or how much philosophers of Epicurus' generation who were not members of Aristotle's own school had access to Aristotle's treatises.) A then B ; but not B , hence not A
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6. The Epicurean Life
When Epicurus spoke of friendship, he may have had at least partly in mind specifically the relationship among his followers, who seem to have thought of themselves as friends. Epicureans were encouraged to form communities and to observe certain rituals, although most of these practices, such as the celebration each month of the day (the 20 th
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5. : Epicurean Philosophy Online
epicurus (341270 BCE) and his philosophy of Epicureanism, featuring e-texts, book lists, links, historical photos and more.

Epicurus of Sámos (341-270 BCE), the Greek “garden philosopher,” was an ancient sage who left us an enduring message of optimism. His philosophy conveyed the ultimate conviction that individuals can live in serene happiness, fortified by the continual experience of modest pleasures. This website serves as an informational resource documenting the legacy of Epicureanism with electronic texts photography book lists links to related sites , and: The Epicurus Wiki Food for thought...
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7. Epicurus
A brief discussion of the life and works of epicurus, with links to electronic texts and additional information.
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Epicurus was born in the Greek colony on Samos, but spent most of his active life in Athens, where he founded yet another school of philosophy. At "the Garden," Epicurus and his friends lived out their ideals for human life, talking about philosophical issues but deliberately detaching themselves from active involvement in social affairs. Epicurus whole-heartedly adopted the atomism of Leucippus and Democritus physical interactions among minute indestructible particles . As they fall toward the center of the earth, atoms swerve from their paths to collide with each other and form temporary compound beings. There is no necessity anagkh In his Letter to Menoeceus and Principle Doctrines , Epicurus discussed the consequences of this view for the human attempt to achieve happiness . Since death is a total annihilation that cannot be experienced, in our present lives we need only live a simple life and seek always to avoid physical pain . It is pleasure ataraxia [ataraxia]

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8. Epicurus
An adaptation of the 1910 Hicks translation of epicurus writings.
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Epicurus (342-270 BCE) was born in Samos and is believed to have become a teacher in Colophon. He perhaps gained an interest in philosophy by reading Democritus . He subsequently formulated a philosophy of his own that extended the atomic theory of Democritus and his concept of cheerfulness. Epicurus probably started making his ideas public on the island of Lesbos in about 311 BCE. A few years later he returned to Athens, where he remained for the rest of his life, becoming famous for putting forward a broad-based philosophy linking the life of man and the physical world in a single atomic theory. He put forward his teachings in his garden outside of the city and became the venerated head of a unique society of men and women. When Epicurus died he left his house and garden in trust for the use of this society. Epicurus held that both mind and matter were conglomerations of material elements, so accounting for the interaction of body and mind. As a member of a society that could punish impiety towards its gods with death, Epicurus does not deny their existence but points out that the qualities attributed to them suggest an indifference to humanity. He promoted a way of life based on removal of desires beyond those of natural needs, achievement of a simple lifestyle, cultivation of friendship, and enjoyment of carefree pleasures. The Epicureans avoided involvement in public or private activities with heavy responsibilities, and praised the life that escaped notice. (The desire for non-involvement and for harmony with nature resonate with the principles put forward by

9. The Internet Classics Archive | Works By Epicurus
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epicurus, from whom this system takes its name, was a Greek, born at Samos 341 Philosophy was described by epicurus as the art of making life happy ,
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This term has two distinct, though cognate, meanings. In its popular sense, the word stands for a refined and calculating selfishness, seeking not power or fame, but the pleasures of sense, particularly of the palate, and those in company rather than solitude. An epicure is one who is extremely choice and delicate in his viands. In the other sense, Epicureanism signifies a philosophical system, which includes a theory of conduct, of nature , and of mind
Epicurus, from whom this system takes its name, was a Greek, born at Samos 341 B.C., who, in 307 B.C., founded a school at Athens , and died 270 B.C. The Stoic School, diametrically opposite to this, was founded about the same time , probably 310 B.C. Thus these two systems, having for their respective watchwords Pleasure and Duty, sprang up within the first generation after Aristotle (d. 322 B.C.), each of them holding a half-truth and by exaggeration turning it into falsehood . The Epicurean School was rather a practical discipline than a habit of speculation . The master laid down his principles dogmatically , as if they must be evident as soon as stated, to any one not foolish. His

12. Philosophers : Epicurus
278) epicurus founded the Hellenistic school of philosophy. He set up Gardens in schools throughout Greece, for the devotion of life devoid of political
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341-271 B.C
Together with Metrodorus(c.331-278) and Polyaenus(d. 278) Epicurus founded the Hellenistic school of philosophy. He set up Gardens in schools throughout Greece, for the devotion of life devoid of political aims. There are only three brief works that remain of Epicurus, Letter to Herodotus Letter to Pythocles , and the Letter to Menoecceus . Otherwise, fragments of his work On Nature still exist. His main areas of thought were ethics, physical theory, and epistemology. His physics were primarily atomistic, his study of knowledge rested on the principle that all sensations are true, and his ethics were totally hedonistic, pain being the only true evil. Rival to the Epicurean school of thought was Stoicism, whose precepts quickly overshadowed the less popular Epicurean writings. It was ignored because Epicureanism was viewed as hedonism, philistine in its motivations and sometimes looked on as crude sensualism. See Also:
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13. Epicurus Quotes - The Quotations Page
epicurus, 300 B.C.; Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, epicurus, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
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Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.
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The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.
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Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
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Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.
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16. Epicurus (342-270 B.C.E.) And Victorian Aesthetes
epicurus (342270 B.C.E.), a Greek philosopher active during the Hellenistic period, had a defining influence on those identified as Aesthetes and Decadents
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Epicurus (342-270 B.C.E.), a Greek philosopher active during the Hellenistic period, had a defining influence on those identified as Aesthetes and Decadents , particularly Walter Pater and his occasional disciple Oscar Wilde Marius the Epicurean (and, in a more diffused way, in Appreciations ). His thoughts also inform Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray A survey of Epicurus's philosophy helps complete the picture of what the Aesthetes believed and allowed to influence their work.
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In Appreciations , Pater quotes Gustave Flaubert: There are no beautiful thoughts without beautiful forms, and conversely. As it is impossible to extract from a physical body the qualities which really constitute it without reducing it to a hollow abstraction, in a word, without destroying it; just so it is impossible to detach the form from the idea, for the idea only exists by virtue of its form (28). Flaubert and Pater concern themselves with "wholeness" of being; both believe strongly that the object must be studied in its entirety, or else it is not the object that is being considered, but a fragment that has no meaningful relationship with the whole. To use the example that Oscar Wilde paints in

17. Epicurus -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
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19. Epicurus
Often, Epicurism has been regarded as some sort of hedonism, but epicurus always stresses that one should not overindulge. There s a measure to everything.
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(British Museum, London) Epicurus (342-271): Greek philosopher, founder of a school that is named after him, Epicurism. We live happiest when we are free from the pains of life, and a virtuous life is the best way to obtain this goal. This is, in a nutshell, the view of the Samian philosopher Epicurus. In his opinion, human suffering has two causes: fear for the gods and fear of death. Both fears are unnecessary. The gods are not interested in human beings; the eternal ones have their own, happy lives, and leave humankind alone. Nobody has to be afraid for divine intervention; as a corollary, nobody can count on supernatural support or favors. Fear of death is unnecessary too. Unfortunately, fear for punishments in hell can spoil our lives, and this angst leads us to the pursuit of false certainties like power and possessions, which do not make us happy and only cause envy, greed, hatred, war, and cruelty. But there is no need to be afraid of death, because our bodies and souls disintegrate into the atoms from which they were made. Once we no longer exist, we can suffer no more. It is best to enjoy life as it is: a good meal, a nice garden, the company of friends. Often, Epicurism has been regarded as some sort of hedonism, but Epicurus always stresses that one should not overindulge. There's a measure to everything.

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