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Epicureanism: Death Does Not Concern Us

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom “It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.” ~ Epicurus, The Principal Doctrines The philosophy of the hedonists, as discussed last week, seems appealing,

Cyrenaic Hedonism: A Life in Pursuit of Pleasure

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom  “If it were wrong to be extravagant, it would not be in vogue at the festivals of the gods.” ~ Aristippus (Diogenes Laertius’ Lives of Eminent Philosophers) We have seen, through our examination of ethical egoism last week, that some philosophers believed that the best life consisted

Ethical Egoism: Getting What You Want

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There are a few advantages we have going for us when we study moral philosophy. The first is that moral philosophy (also known as ethical philosophy) is immediately applicable to our lives. The second is that many of the suppositions seem to be rather easy to confirm.

Three New Year’s Resolutions from Epicurus

Written By Alex Barrientos, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom Resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep. It’s why we joke and tease about the fact that gyms tend to be packed in the beginning of January but return to normal by February. Whatever motivation there was seems to fade, and the resolution with it. But just because