THE EPICURUS READER / Edition 1

THE EPICURUS READER / Edition 1

by Epicurus, Lloyd P. Gerson
     
 

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

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872202412
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Series:
Hpc Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
111
Sales rank:
497,356
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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The ancient biography of Epicurus3
The extant letters5
Ancient collections of maxims32
Doxographical reports41
The testimony of Cicero47
The testimony of Lucretius65
The polemic of Plutarch68
Short fragments and testimonia from known works75
From On Nature75
From the Puzzles77
From On the Goal78
From the Symposium78
From Against Theophrastus78
Fragments of Epicurus' letters78
Short fragments and testimonia from uncertain works84
Logic and epistemology84
Physics and theology88
Ethics98
Index105

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