Introduction to Epicurus

From the course by University of Pennsylvania
Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors
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From the lesson
Epicureans return to the atomism of Democritus, and find no purpose in nature. Philosophy is a therapeutic practice that removes fear and anxiety and provides us with the tranquility (ataraxia) of the gods.

Meet the Instructors

  • Susan Sauvé Meyer
    Susan Sauvé Meyer
    Department of Philosophy