The Epicurus Reader

Selected Writings and Testimonia

Author: Epicurus

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202412

Category: Philosophy

Page: 111

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction The ancient biography of Epicurus The extant letters Ancient collections of maxims Doxographical reports The testimony of Cicero The testimony of Lucretius The polemic of Plutarch Short fragments and testimonia from known works: * From On Nature * From the Puzzles * From On the Goal * From the Symposium * From Against Theophrastus * Fragments of Epicurus' letters Short fragments and testimonia from uncertain works: * Logic and epistemology * Physics and theology * Ethics Index

The Stoics Reader

Selected Writings and Testimonia

Author: Brad Inwood,Lloyd P. Gerson

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603843760

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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This volume gathers together the most important evidence about Stoic thought surviving from the ancient world. It is an expanded version of the section on Stoicism in Inwood and Gerson's Hellenistic Philosophy, consolidating related texts into larger, more continuous selections, adding material on the skeptical attack on Stoicism, and a short section that introduces the reader to some of the more interesting texts on Stoic ethics from the Roman imperial period. Inwood and Gerson provide lucid, accurate translations, an Introduction that sets the works included in historical and philosophical context, a glossary of terms, a glossary of philosophers and philosophical sources, an index of passages translated, and a subject index.

Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity

Author: Catherine Wilson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191553522

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 7658


This landmark study examines the role played by the rediscovery of the writings of the ancient atomists, Epicurus and Lucretius, in the articulation of the major philosophical systems of the seventeenth century, and, more broadly, their influence on the evolution of natural science and moral and political philosophy. The target of sustained and trenchant philosophical criticism by Cicero, and of opprobrium by the Christian Fathers of the early Church, for its unflinching commitment to the absence of divine supervision and the finitude of life, the Epicurean philosophy surfaced again in the period of the Scientific Revolution, when it displaced scholastic Aristotelianism. Both modern social contract theory and utilitarianism in ethics were grounded in its tenets. Catherine Wilson shows how the distinctive Epicurean image of the natural and social worlds took hold in philosophy, and how it is an acknowledged, and often unacknowledged presence in the writings of Descartes, Gassendi, Hobbes, Boyle, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley. With chapters devoted to Epicurean physics and cosmology, the corpuscularian or "mechanical" philosophy, the question of the mortality of the soul, the grounds of political authority, the contested nature of the experimental philosophy, sensuality, curiosity, and the role of pleasure and utility in ethics, the author makes a persuasive case for the significance of materialism in seventeenth-century philosophy without underestimating the depth and significance of the opposition to it, and for its continued importance in the contemporary world. Lucretius's great poem, On the Nature of Things, supplies the frame of reference for this deeply-researched inquiry into the origins of modern philosophy. .

The Atomists, Leucippus and Democritus

Fragments : a Text and Translation with a Commentary

Author: Leucippus,Democritus,C. C. W. Taylor

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442612126

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

View: 2865


A new presentation of the evidence for the thought of Leucippus and Democritus, based on the original sources. Includes the Greek text of the fragments with facing English translation, notes, commentary, and complete indexes and concordances.

Modern Political Thought

Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche

Author: David Wootton

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 946

View: 357


Presents unabridged works and substantive abridgments in preeminent translations, along withbalanced, lucid, sophisticated introductions.

The Essential Epicurus

Author: Epicurus

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910343382

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

View: 4543


For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by peace and freedom from fear, the absence of pain, and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends. He taught that pleasure and pain are the measures of what is good and evil; death is the end of both body and soul and should therefore not be feared; the gods neither reward nor punish humans; the universe is infinite and eternal; and events in the world are ultimately based on the motions and interactions of atoms. Although much of Epicurus'written work has been lost, the remaining principle doctrines and his letters featured in this book provide an insight into the Epicurean school of thought, which was originally based in the garden of his house and thus called The Garden.

Contemporary Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth

Evidence-based Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Author: Nadim Z. Baba

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780867155716

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 9422


Written by a group of renowned experts three decades after the publication of the last comprehensive book on this topic, this much-needed book has a wealth of evidence-based information on all facets of the restoration of pulpless teeth. With a better understanding of the factors that can influence the prognosis of severely compromised teeth, the approach to treating these teeth has evolved, and this text offers a well-balanced, contemporary approach to treatment planning. Traditional principles and techniques are reviewed and reinforced, along with modern materials and methods, all with a firm foundation in the best available scientific evidence and with an emphasis on clinical studies. Many of the chapters provide comprehensive, step-by-step descriptions of technical procedures with accompanying illustrations to guide the reader through every stage of restoring pulpless teeth, including fabrication of various foundation restorations, cementation techniques, and methods of provisionalization. Preprosthetic adjunctive procedures, such as surgical crown lengthening, repair of perforations, and orthodontic measures, are also described and illustrated. For years to come, this text will remain a definitive reference for specialists involved in the restoration of pulpless teeth or engaged in planning treatment for structurally compromised teeth.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495113

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 1037


Professor Roger Woodard brings together a group of the world's most authoritative scholars of classical myth to present a thorough treatment of all aspects of Greek mythology. Sixteen original articles guide the reader through all aspects of the ancient mythic tradition and its influence around the world and in later years. The articles examine the forms and uses of myth in Greek oral and written literature, from the epic poetry of 8th century BC to the mythographic catalogues of the early centuries AD. They examine the relationship between myth, art, religion and politics among the ancient Greeks and its reception and influence on later society from the Middle Ages to present day literature, feminism and cinema. This Companion volume's comprehensive coverage makes it ideal reading for students of Greek mythology and for anyone interested in the myths of the ancient Greeks and their impact on western tradition.

Epicurus's Morals

Author: Epicurus,Jacques Du Rondel,Jacques Parrain baron DesCoutures,Saint-Evremond,Mr. Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethics

Page: 224

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Stoic Six Pack 3: The Epicureans

Author: Epicurus,Lucretius,Cicero


ISBN: 1329612620

Category: Religion

Page: 342

View: 1665


Stoic Six Pack 3: The Epicureans brings together six Epicurean master works: The Letters of Epicurus, Principal Doctrines of Epicurus, De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum by Cicero, On The Nature of Things by Lucretius, Upon The Gardens of Epicurus by William Temple and Stoics vs Epicureans by Robert Drew Hicks .

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Resumes, Applications, and Cover Letters (2009)

Author: Olivia Crosby,Drew Liming

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160834790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 12

View: 5666


This comprehensive guide briefly describes how to create effective resumes and cover letters and how to pick up and fill out job application forms. Includes a section about creating digital resumes.

Letter on happiness

Author: Epicurus

Publisher: GOODmood

ISBN: 8862777418

Category: Philosophy

Page: 36

View: 2983


"No one is too young or too old to know what happiness is."This is how the way to happiness begins according to Epicurus, the famous founder of one of the most important schools of thought of the Hellenistic and Roman age. Happiness, which individuals yearn so much for, becomes something really easy to get. In this "Letter on happiness" Epicurus reflects on the real meaning of happiness and then reveals you how you can achieve it . You can read and read to it again, with a smile on your face ! ☺ Translated by Alessandra Bottacin

Lowry Air Force Base

Author: Jack Stokes Ballard,John Bond,George Paxton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439643105

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2487


From 1937 to 1994, Lowry Air Force Base, located on the eastern edge of the city of Denver, served the nation and the surrounding community in many distinguished ways. The air base, primarily a technical training center, graduated more than 1.1 million enlisted members and officers in skills ranging from armament to photography, tremendously strengthening the country’s war efforts in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War. In addition, from the 1980s, Lowry Air Force Base remained one of Colorado’s largest employers, with approximately 10,000 military and civilian men and women, providing an economic impact approaching $1 billion annually. Thus Lowry significantly contributed to maintaining the world’s largest air force and to promoting the accelerated growth of the Denver metro area and Colorado.

Magic and Divination in Early Islam

Author: Emilie Savage-Smith

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN: 9780860787150

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 394

View: 1200


Magic and divination in early Islam encompassed a wide range of practices, including belief in jinn, warding off the evil eye, the production of amulets and other magical equipment, conjuring, wonder-working, dream interpretation, predicting the weather, casting lots, astrology, and physiognomy. The ten studies here are concerned with the pre-Islamic antecedents of such practices, and with the theory of magic in healing, the nature and use of amulets and their decipherment, the arts of astrometeorology and geomancy, the refutation of astrology, and the role of the astrologer in society. Some of the studies are highly illustrated, some long out of print, some revised or composed for this volume, and one translated into English for the first time. These fundamental investigations, together with the introductory bibliographic essay, are intended as a guide to the concepts, terminology, and basic scholarly literature of an important, but often overlooked, aspect of classical Islamic culture.

Epicurus: An Introduction

Author: J. M. Rist

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521084260

Category: History

Page: 185

View: 4628


Professor Rist's account of Epicurus mediates between the extremes of approval and opposition traditionally accorded to him, and he emerges as an ideologist, a pragmatic philosopher whose most notable achievement was to reject the prevailing social ethos of Hellenism and assert the rights of the individual against those of the community or state.