Epicurus - Epicurus Roleofphilosophy Aimoflifeispleasure

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Epicurus
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Role of philosophy Aim of life is pleasure We have both mental and physical pleasures and  pains Philosophy has instrumental value because it can  rid us of both Physical through making better decisions Helps us avoid two main causes of mental pain:  fear of gods and fear of death
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Epicurus’ Metaphysics Atomism
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What exists Atoms and the void are all that exist Atoms and the void are eternal There is an infinite number of atoms and the  void is infinite
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Details about atoms Atoms have different shapes, sizes, and weights Atoms are too small to be sensed Atoms fall downward through the void Things are temporary conglomerations of atoms  that have hooked together
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Indeterminism In general what happens is determined by the  laws through which atoms combine and separate But sometimes atoms swerve for no reason The swerve makes chance play a significant role  in the universe
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Epicurus - Epicurus Roleofphilosophy Aimoflifeispleasure

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