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Spinoza the Epicurean by Dimitris Vardoulakis

Title Spinoza the Epicurean
Author Dimitris Vardoulakis
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Release 2020-05-28
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1474476074
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

By radically re-reading the 'Theological Political Treatise', Dimitris Vardoulakis argues that Spinoza's Epicurean influence has profound implications for his conception of politics and ontology. This reconsideration of Spinoza's political project, set within a historical context, lays the ground for an alternative genealogy of materialism.

Title Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition
Author Jeffrey Fish
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2011-05-26
Category Philosophy
Total Pages
ISBN 1107375754
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Epicureanism after the generation of its founders has been characterised as dogmatic, uncreative and static. But this volume brings together work from leading classicists and philosophers that demonstrates the persistent interplay in the school between historical and contemporary influences from outside the school and a commitment to the founders' authority. The interplay begins with Epicurus himself, who made arresting claims of intellectual independence, yet also admitted to taking over important ideas from predecessors, and displayed more receptivity than is usually thought to those of his contemporaries. The same principles of autonomy and openness figure importantly in the three major areas of focus in these essays: theology, politics and the emotions.

Title Tending the Epicurean Garden
Author Hiram Crespo
Publisher Humanist Press
Release 2014-09-30
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 182
ISBN 0931779529
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Be Smart About Being Happy Gods may exist, but they’re too far removed to care about humans. So our best purpose in life is not to please gods, but to be happy. Which is not as easy as it sounds, since short-term pleasures and selfishness create longer-term misery. Thus taught Epicurus, 2,300 years ago. Hiram Crespo brings the Epicurean passion for maximum happiness into the modern age with this practical guidebook. Step one in what Crespo calls the “hedonic calculus” is to rein in desires, so they become easier to satisfy – just the opposite of the luxurious indulgence so often incorrectly associated with Epicureanism. From there, he offers a blizzard of ideas, from healthy recipes that stimulate natural “feel-good” chemicals in the brain to the journaling of positive events, even on a bad day. The highest attainable happiness, though, is communing with friends – it just doesn’t get any better than that. Being smart about being happy means using the best knowledge and tools available. Tending the Epicurean Garden is an excellent place to start.

Ancient Ethics by Susan Sauvé Meyer

Title Ancient Ethics
Author Susan Sauvé Meyer
Publisher Routledge
Release 2007-11-13
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1135948313
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the first comprehensive guide and only substantial undergraduate level introduction to ancient Greek and Roman ethics. It covers the ethical theories and positions of all the major philosophers (including Socrates, Plato and Aristotle) and schools (Stoics and Epicureans) from the earliest times to the Hellenistic philosophers, analyzing their main arguments and assessing their legacy. This book maps the foundations of this key area, which is crucial knowledge across the disciplines and essential for a wide range of readers.

Title The Pall Mall Budget
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Release 1887
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Epicurean Meteorology by Fredericus Antonius Bakker

Title Epicurean Meteorology
Author Fredericus Antonius Bakker
Publisher BRILL
Release 2016-07-08
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 316
ISBN 9004321586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In Epicurean Meteorology Frederik Bakker discusses the meteorology as laid out by Epicurus (341-270 BCE) and Lucretius (1st century BCE), offering an updated and qualified account of Epicurean meteorology.

Colloquies by Desiderius Erasmus

Title Colloquies
Author Desiderius Erasmus
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release 1997-01-01
Category Theology
Total Pages 1227
ISBN 9780802058195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Erasmus' Familiar Colloquies grew from a small collection of phrases, sentences, and snatches of dialogue written in Paris about 1497 to help his private pupils improve their command of Latin. Twenty years later the material was published by Johann Froben (Basel 1518). It was an immediate success and was reprinted thirty times in the next four years. For the edition of March 1522 Erasmus began to add fully developed dialogues, and a book designed to improve boys' use of Latin (and their deportment) soon became a work of literature for adults, although it retained traces of its original purposes. The final Froben edition (March, 1533) had about sixty parts, most of them dialogues. It was in the last form that the Colloquies were read and enjoyed for four centuries. For modern readers it is one of the best introductions to European society of the Renaissance and Reformation periods, with lively descriptions of daily life and provocative discussions of political, religious, social, and literary topics, presented with Erasmus's characteristic wit and verve. Each colloquy has its own introduction and full explanatory, historical, and biographical notes. Volumes 39 and 40 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series - Two-volume set.

Title Immortality and the Philosophy of Death
Author Michael Cholbi
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2015-12-02
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 258
ISBN 1783483857
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of seminal articles investigating whether death is bad for us – and if so, whether immortality would be good for us.

Title The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines
Author Jean-Marie Guyau
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2021-09-09
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1350013900
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the first English translation of a compelling and highly original reading of Epicurus by Jean-Marie Guyau. This book has long been recognized as one of the best and most concerted attempts to explore one of the most important, yet controversial ancient philosophers whose thought, Guyau claims, remains vital to modern and contemporary culture. Throughout the text we are introduced to the origins of the philosophy of pleasure in Ancient Greece, with Guyau clearly demonstrating how this idea persists through the history of philosophy and how it is an essential trait in the Western tradition. With an introduction by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Federico Testa, which contextualizes the work of Guyau within the canon of French thought, and notes on both further reading and on Epicurean scholarship more generally, this translation also acts as a critical introduction to the philosophy of Guyau and Epicurus.

Title Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought
Author Christopher Lynch
Publisher SUNY Press
Release 2016-03-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 387
ISBN 1438461259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reflections on principle and prudence in the thoughts and actions of great thinkers and statesmen. Discussions of the place of moral principle in political practice are haunted by the abstract and misleading distinction between realism and its various principled or “idealist” alternatives. This volume argues that such discussions must be recast in terms of the relationship between principle and prudence: as Nathan Tarcov maintains, that relationship is “not dichotomous but complementary.” In a substantive introduction, the editors investigate Leo Strauss’s attack on contemporary political thought for its failure to account for both principle and prudence in politics. Leading commentators then reflect on principle and prudence in the writings of great thinkers such as Homer, Machiavelli, and Hegel, and in the thoughts and actions of great statesmen such as Pericles, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In a concluding section, contributors reassess Strauss’s own approach to principle and prudence in the history of political philosophy. “Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought contains a series of first-rate essays on a—if not the—central problem of political thought: how should and can abstract and general principles inform contingent, particularistic political life.” — Catherine H. Zuckert, coauthor of Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy