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Pathos, Pleasure and the Ethical Life in Aristippus (iiiλαστ)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  26/12/11) Much of the testimony on Aristippus points very distinctly to a concern for a kind of inner emancipation or independence of mind in the handling of pleasures. What we get, in effect, is a picture of … Continue reading

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Pathos, Pleasure and the Ethical Life in Aristippus (ii)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 6/6/12) Adherents of the view that Aristippus adopts something like a bodily view of pleasure might appeal to Plato’s Protagoras. They might appeal to the Protagoras because the standard interpretation there seems to be that in that … Continue reading

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Pathos, Pleasure and the Ethical Life in Aristippus (i)

  For many of the ancient Greek philosophers, the ethical life was understood to be closely tied up with notions like rational integrity, self-control, self-sufficiency, and so on. Because of this, feeling or passion (pathos), and in particular, pleasure, was … Continue reading

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