Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition by Jeffrey Fish,Kirk R. Sanders

By Jeffrey Fish,Kirk R. Sanders

Epicureanism after the new release of its founders has been characterized as dogmatic, uncreative and static. yet this quantity brings jointly paintings from prime classicists and philosophers that demonstrates the continual interaction within the institution among old and modern affects from outdoor the college and a dedication to the founders' authority. The interaction starts with Epicurus himself, who made arresting claims of highbrow independence, but additionally admitted to taking on very important rules from predecessors, and displayed extra receptivity than is generally notion to these of his contemporaries. an identical ideas of autonomy and openness determine importantly within the 3 significant components of concentration in those essays: theology, politics and the emotions.

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