Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Catherine Wilson

Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Catherine Wilson year 2016
  • Book name: Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Catherine Wilson
  • Release date: 2016/9/2
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780199688326
  • Rating: 7.98 of 10
  • Votes: 751
  • Review by: Jonah Branson
  • Review rating: 7.99 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/31
  • Total pages: 160
  • Includes a PDF summary of 13 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Epicureanism is commonly associated with a carefree view of life and the pursuit of pleasures, particularly the pleasures of the table. However it was a complex and distinctive system of philosophy that emphasized simplicity and moderation, and considered nature to consist of atoms and the void. Epicureanism is a school of thought whose legacy continues to reverberate today.In this Very Short Introduction, Catherine Wilson explains the key ideas of the School, comparing them with those of the rival Stoics and with Kantian ethics, and tracing their influence on the development of scientific and political thought from Locke, Newton, and Galileo to Rousseau, Marx, Bentham, and Mill. She discusses the adoption and adaptation of Epicurean motifs in science, morality, and politics from the 17th Century onwards and contextualises the significance of Epicureanismin modern life. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H6M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Western Philosophy: Ancient, To C 500, Popular Philosophy, Philosophy Of Science, Social & Political Philosophy
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 7.98 USD
  • Dimensions: 114x174x9mm
  • Weight: 128g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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