Facebook X YouTube Instagram TikTok NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Epicurus’s Pharmacy (Paperback)

P&S History > Humanities > Philosophy

Imprint: Mimesis International
Series: Philosophy
Pages: 163
ISBN: 9788869771460
Published: 20th July 2018
Casemate UK Academic



You'll be £12.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Epicurus’s Pharmacy. What's this?
+£4.99 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 7 hours, 1 minute to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Since antiquity, Epicurus’ thought has been compared to a powerful drug able to cure the pains of the soul that have always tormented

man preventing him from living a peaceful existence: but we know that the Greek term pharmakon can be interpreted in its two opposite meanings of medicine and poison; and indeed, the same duplicity animates Epicurus’ philosophy which, by acting as a medicine for the human soul, also has the effect of a poison, destroying from within, philosophy traditionally conceived as a disinterested contemplation of truth. The philosophical revolution undertaken by Epicurus as a fracture with respect to all the previous tradition, from Thales to Aristotle, coincides with an inversion of the traditional relation between man and cosmos, between theory and practice: the classic question “what is reality made of?” is replaced by the Epicurean question that is at the basis of his philosophical anthropocentrism: “how must reality be made and how should one understand it in order to be happy?”. Each specific articulation of Epicurean philosophy is subordinate to the task of achieving a happy existence that is in no way inferior to any of the divine realities’.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

Other titles in the series...

Other titles in Mimesis International...