Epicurus Reader

Epicurus Reader - Sarah Naqvi The Epicurus Reader I found...

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Sarah Naqvi The Epicurus Reader I found the Epicurus Reader to be interesting; however I felt as if the message it is preaching is in defiance to the existence of God. In fact, I feel that Epicurus himself reveres himself as a divine being; as he states in one passage, “It is useless to obtain security from men while the things above and below the earth and, generally, the things in the unbounded remained as objects of suspicion.”(XIII, 33). What I obtained from this reading was that man should live life without anxiety of what will happen to him after death, because I feel that Epicurus does not even believe in life after death. He believes that our deeds in this life should not hinder us from living a happy, fulfilling life, and happiness can only come without anxiety. Another powerful statement Epicurus makes is to not fear God, which is an incredibly controversial thing to say, as organized religion of today’s world states as one of its most important tenet that we MUST fear God
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course PHI 110 taught by Professor Skelley during the Spring '08 term at Hartford.

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Epicurus Reader - Sarah Naqvi The Epicurus Reader I found...

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