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1155 Meaning, Happiness and the Good Life • Cathal Woods Reading Questions on Epicureanism Reading:  Epicurus'  Letter to Menoeceus  sections 122, 126-132  1. What is the Epicurean position on whether or not what happens is within our control.  The Epicurean position is that things that happen in our lives are under our control. 2. The goal of the blessed life is "(i) health of the body and (ii) freedom of the soul from  disturbance" (128)? What do you think he means by each of those? (See also 132) I think he means that in order to live a blessed life one must take care of the body given to him.  Also, one must not do things that would disturb him or another person, in order to live a healthy  life. 3. Why do "we" (the Epicureans) say that pleasure is the starting-point and goal of living well?
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