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Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance
     

Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance

by Dane R. Gordon (Editor), David B. Suits (Editor)
 

The philosophy of Epicurus (c. 341-271 B. C. E.), has been a quietly pervasive influence for more than two millennia. At present, when many long revered ideologies are proven empty, Epicureanism is powerfully and refreshingly relevant, offering a straightforward way of dealing with the issues of life and death.

The chapters in this book provide a kaleidoscope of

Overview

The philosophy of Epicurus (c. 341-271 B. C. E.), has been a quietly pervasive influence for more than two millennia. At present, when many long revered ideologies are proven empty, Epicureanism is powerfully and refreshingly relevant, offering a straightforward way of dealing with the issues of life and death.

The chapters in this book provide a kaleidoscope of contemporary opinions about Epicurus' teachings. They tell us also about the archeological discoveries that promise to augment the scant remains we have of Epicurus's own writing. the breadth of this new work will be welcomed by those who value Epicurean philosophy as a scholarly and personal resource for contemporary life.

"Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance," is the title of a 2002 conference on Epicurus held at Rochester Institute of Technology, when many of the ideas here were first presented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971345966
Publisher:
RIT Cary Graphic Arts
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
932,772
Product dimensions:
0.54(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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