PHIL231-SP10 - Wk3 Study Questions

PHIL231-SP10 - Wk3 Study Questions - Philosophy 231...

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Philosophy 231 Name: Instructor: D. Kenneth Brown page 1 of 9 STUDY QUESTIONS 3: EPICUREANISM Due in class on Wednesday, April 21 (may be submitted for partial credit no later than May 5) Answer the questions as your read the text in preparation for class. Bring your answers to class each day ready to modify your initial answers in reference to class discussions. Be ready to ask about any of the questions you have difficulty answering, or to raise other questions inspired by your preparations for class. Bring a hard copy of your answers to class on the due date listed above to receive credit for your work. Late study questions may be submitted for partial credit until the second date listed above. This set of study questions will be worth a maximum of 3 points, scored according to the following criteria (see the syllabus for more information about study questions): (a) Properly submitting your packet of study questions in person and in class on the day they are due earns one point. (b) Properly citing the page numbers in the texts that are relevant to each of the questions earns one point. (c) Thoughtfully addressing at least 90% of the questions in the packet of study questions earns one point. (d) Failing to collect your packet of study questions in class on the first day that I return them to the class loses one point. Epicurus Epicurus was born in Samos of Athenian parents around 341 B.C. After traveling a fair bit, Epicurus settled back in Athens around 307/306 B.C. to found a school called The Garden. At that time Athens was becoming the center of learning in the ancient world. Prior to the time Epicurus formed his school of The Garden, Zeno of Cytium also settled in Athens to form the school of The Porch (in Greek, the "Stoa"). Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum has also survived the deaths of their founders and were both headed by a sequence of successors. As in the case of the Stoics, very little texts survived from antiquity. But while all texts from Zeno of Cytium are now lost, a few short letters attributed to Epicurus preserve what very
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2010 for the course PHIL 231 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Cal Poly.

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PHIL231-SP10 - Wk3 Study Questions - Philosophy 231...

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