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How to be an epicurean : the ancient art of living well

Author: Catherine Wilson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First US edition
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In How to Be an Epicurean, philosopher Catherine Wilson shows that Epicureanism isn't an excuse for having a good time: it's a means to live a good life. Although modern conveniences and scientific progress have significantly improved our quality of life, many of the problems faced by ancient Greeks -- love, money, family, politics -- remain with us in new forms. To overcome these obstacles, the Epicureans adopted a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Self-help publications
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Wilson
ISBN: 9781541672635 1541672631
OCLC Number: 1119721498
Description: 293 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Pleasure principle
Responsibility: Catherine Wilson.

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In How to Be an Epicurean, philosopher Catherine Wilson shows that Epicureanism isn't an excuse for having a good time: it's a means to live a good life. Although modern conveniences and scientific progress have significantly improved our quality of life, many of the problems faced by ancient Greeks -- love, money, family, politics -- remain with us in new forms. To overcome these obstacles, the Epicureans adopted a philosophy that promoted reason, respect for the natural world, and reverence for our fellow humans. By applying this ancient wisdom to a range of modern problems, from self-care routines and romantic entanglements to issues of public policy and social justice, Wilson shows us how we can all fill our lives with purpose and pleasure.

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