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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


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872202412
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1994
  • Series: Hpc Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 522,065
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Inwood is Professor of Philosophy and Classics, University of Toronto.

Lloyd P. Gerson is Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.

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Table of Contents

The ancient biography of Epicurus 3
The extant letters 5
Ancient collections of maxims 32
Doxographical reports 41
The testimony of Cicero 47
The testimony of Lucretius 65
The polemic of Plutarch 68
Short fragments and testimonia from known works 75
From On Nature 75
From the Puzzles 77
From On the Goal 78
From the Symposium 78
From Against Theophrastus 78
Fragments of Epicurus' letters 78
Short fragments and testimonia from uncertain works 84
Logic and epistemology 84
Physics and theology 88
Ethics 98
Index 105
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