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Epicurus: Virtue, Pleasure and Time

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096521
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833061 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195096525.003.0017
Epicurus: Virtue, Pleasure and Time

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Epicurus, in claiming that happiness is really pleasure, produces an account of pleasure as tranquility tailored to allow it to be our final end. This greatly revises our attitudes to death, particularly premature death, to particular pleasures and pains, and to variation in our activities, which are to produce tranquility.

Keywords: death; Epicurus; happiness; pleasure; tranquility

Chapter.  10439 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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