Epicurus

Historical Context

341 BC, Greece

Terms

Epicurean Communes

Ideas

What makes people happy?

Hierarchy of desires...

  • Natural and necessary desires
  • Natural and non-necessary desires
  • Vain Desires

Three mistakes...

  • Romantic relations are valued over friendships. Friendships are better.
  • Chase of wealth. Find meaningful work instead
  • Chase of luxury. Search for calm instead

References

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