Epicurus Ethical Theory: The Pleasures of Invulnerability by Phillip Mitsis

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The ethical theory of the Greek philosopher Epicurus (341 271 B.C.) is commonly taken to be narrowly egoistic, and there is ample evidence in his writings to support this view for example, in his maxims on friendship, his emphasis on the utility of friends, and his continual effort to link friendship and pleasure. By means of a comprehensive and penetrating examination of the main elements of Epicurean ethics, Phillip Mitsis forces us to reevaluate this widely misunderstood figure in the history of philosophy.

Cornell University Press, 1989.
ISBN: 9780801421877. 184 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.