Philosophy notes 13 - Hedonism pleasure=God Lucretius poet epicurean 4 doctrines of Epicureans 1 Atomism world is made of atoms and void

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Hellenistic Philosophy- period of philosophy after death of Aristotle Aristotle- student of plato - Left the school and opened up his own:”Lyceum” - Interested in the science in the world - Interested in knowledge for its own sake Intrinsic- knowledge for its own sake Ex- playing an instrument - It is simply valuable because it is enjoyable Extrinsic- knowledge for something else Ex- getting braces - Only getting them to have straighter teeth Skeptics- doubters - Withhold judgment if both sides have equally strong arguments Stoics- not deeply affected by things you have no power of Epicureans- doesn’t take anything serious
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Unformatted text preview: Hedonism- pleasure=God Lucretius- poet, epicurean 4 doctrines of Epicureans 1. Atomism- world is made of atoms and void- metaphysics- what is real, forms, matter-austere-we are aggregates of atoms 2. God- Gods are apathetic-gods exist- gods welcome men who are like themselves- people who attach human emotions to god are impious 3. Death- Nothing to us- painful in anticipation-ignorant about its nature- fear- death erases the subject 4. Desire- necessary for happiness- sober calculation brings pleasure, rather than sex or drugs....
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor James during the Spring '10 term at Alabama State University.

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Philosophy notes 13 - Hedonism pleasure=God Lucretius poet epicurean 4 doctrines of Epicureans 1 Atomism world is made of atoms and void

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