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The Resource Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition, edited by Jeffrey Fish and Kirk R. Sanders

Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition, edited by Jeffrey Fish and Kirk R. Sanders

Label
Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition
Title
Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeffrey Fish and Kirk R. Sanders
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Epicureanism after the generation of its founders has been characterised as dogmatic, uncreative and static. But this volume brings together work from leading classicists and philosophers that demonstrates the persistent interplay in the school between historical and contemporary influences from outside the school and a commitment to the founders' authority. The interplay begins with Epicurus himself, who made arresting claims of intellectual independence, yet also admitted to taking over important ideas from predecessors, and displayed more receptivity than is usually thought to those of his contemporaries. The same principles of autonomy and openness figure importantly in the three major areas of focus in these essays: theology, politics and the emotions"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
B512
LC item number
.E66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fish, Jeffrey
  • Sanders, Kirk R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epicurus
  • Epicureans (Greek philosophy)
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
Label
Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition, edited by Jeffrey Fish and Kirk R. Sanders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-251) and indexes
Contents
Introduction / Jeffrey Fish and Kirk R. Sanders -- Autodidact and student : on the relationship of authority and autonomy in Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition / Michael Erler -- Epicurus' theological innatism / David Sedley -- Epicurus on the gods / David Konstan -- Not all politicians are Sisyphus : what Roman Epicureans were taught about politics / Jeffrey Fish -- Epicurean virtues, Epicurean friendship : Cicero vs the Herculaneum papyri / David Armstrong -- Cicero's use and abuse of Epicurean theology / Holger Essler -- The necessity of anger in Philodemus' On anger / Elizabeth Asmis -- Philodemus, Seneca and Plutarch on anger / Voula Tsouna -- Philodemus and the fear of premature death / Kirk R. Sanders
Control code
690090180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 267 p.
Isbn
9780521194785
Lccn
2011006859
Other control number
100560214
System control number
(OCoLC)690090180
Label
Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition, edited by Jeffrey Fish and Kirk R. Sanders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-251) and indexes
Contents
Introduction / Jeffrey Fish and Kirk R. Sanders -- Autodidact and student : on the relationship of authority and autonomy in Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition / Michael Erler -- Epicurus' theological innatism / David Sedley -- Epicurus on the gods / David Konstan -- Not all politicians are Sisyphus : what Roman Epicureans were taught about politics / Jeffrey Fish -- Epicurean virtues, Epicurean friendship : Cicero vs the Herculaneum papyri / David Armstrong -- Cicero's use and abuse of Epicurean theology / Holger Essler -- The necessity of anger in Philodemus' On anger / Elizabeth Asmis -- Philodemus, Seneca and Plutarch on anger / Voula Tsouna -- Philodemus and the fear of premature death / Kirk R. Sanders
Control code
690090180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 267 p.
Isbn
9780521194785
Lccn
2011006859
Other control number
100560214
System control number
(OCoLC)690090180

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