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Augustine Study Guide Epicureanism Theme of late classical philosophy: the good life Major schools of philosophic thought Materialism Arguments for the infinity of space and time The swerve of the atoms What is happiness? The cause of pleasure and pain Moving pleasures vs. static pleasures Natural desires vs. empty desires The importance of friendship Two unnatural fears Why we should not fear death Why we should not fear the gods Compared to four noble truths of Buddhism Stoicism The central role of human dignity Moral luck Virtue as necessary and sufficient for happiness Virtue as firm knowledge of what is good Impressions and assent Proper attitude towards what is indifferent Stoic elitism: the sage contrasted with the common man The unity of the virtues The meaning of passion To choose in accordance with nature’s purpose The Stoics on suicide The Stoic ideal of public duty God as the soul of the world
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Augustine on Human Freedom Augustine’s life and times The pear tree incident and Augustine’s explanation: Sin as disordered
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHIL 1110 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at East Carolina University .

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