Travels with Epicurus

Travels with Epicurus
Author: Daniel Klein
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 1101603011
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Epicurus Book Excerpt:

Advice on achieving a fulfilling old age from one of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . After being advised by his dentist to get tooth implants, Daniel Klein decides to stick with his dentures and instead use the money to make a trip to the Greek island Hydra and discover the secrets of aging happily. Drawing on the inspiring lives of his Greek friends and philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, Klein uncovers the simple pleasures that are available late in life, as well as the refined pleasures that only a mature mind can fully appreciate. A travel book, a witty and accessible meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well, Travels with Epicurus is a delightful jaunt to the Aegean and through the terrain of old age that only a free spirit like Klein could lead.

Travels with Epicurus

Travels with Epicurus
Author: Daniel Klein
Publsiher: Oneworld Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 9781780744124
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Epicurus Book Excerpt:

Our society worships at the fountain of youth. Each year, we try to delay the arrival of old age, using everything at our disposal, from extreme exercise and botox to pilates and cosmetic dentistry. But in the process, are we missing out on a distinct and extraordinarily valuable stage of life? Asking whether it is better to be forever young or to grin toothlessly and live an authentic old age, bestselling author Daniel Klein journeys to the Greek island of Hydra. There he draws on the lives of octogenarian Greek locals, as well as philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, to discover the secrets of ageing happily. An escapist travel memoir, a droll meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well, this is a delightful jaunt through the terrain of old age, led by a witty and uniquely perceptive modern-day sage.

Travels with Epicurus

Travels with Epicurus
Author: Daniel M. Klein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781410455659
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Epicurus Book Excerpt:

Describes how the author journeyed to Greece with a suitcase full of philosophy books in order to learn how to achieve a fulfilling old age, explaining how he came to regard old age as a life stage filled with simple and heady pleasures.

Travels with Epicurus

Travels with Epicurus
Author: Daniel Klein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9781322788968
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Epicurus Book Excerpt:

Nietzsche and Epicurus

Nietzsche and Epicurus
Author: Vinod Acharya,Ryan J. Johnson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 1350086312
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche and Epicurus Book Excerpt:

This volume explores Nietzsche's decisive encounter with the ancient philosopher, Epicurus. The collected essays examine many previously unexplored and underappreciated convergences, and investigate how essential Epicurus was to Nietzsche's philosophical project through two interrelated overarching themes: nature and ethics. Uncovering the nature of Nietzsche's reception of, relation to, and movement beyond Epicurus, contributors provide insights into the relationship between suffering, health and philosophy in both thinkers; Nietzsche's stylistic analysis of Epicurus; the ethics of self-cultivation in Nietzsche's Epicureanism; practices of eating and thinking in Nietzsche and Epicurus; the temporality of Epicurean pleasure; the practice of the gay science, and Epicureanism and politics. The essays also provide creative comparisons with the Stoics, Hobbes, Mill, Guyau, Buddhism, and more. Nietzsche and Epicurus offers original and illuminating perspectives on Nietzsche's relation to the Hellenistic thinker, in whom Nietzsche saw the embodiment of the practice of philosophy as an art of existing.

EPICURUS IN LOVE The Epicuriana

EPICURUS IN LOVE  The Epicuriana
Author: Paul B. Donovan
Publsiher: The Euphorion Press
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2021-12-18
ISBN: 0578318717
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EPICURUS IN LOVE The Epicuriana Book Excerpt:

The gently smoking cone blows its top, belching flames and molten debris. Suffocating rains of ash, pumice, and blistering hot gases shower down on the unfortunate luxury resort, amid rivers of lava. Breaking news, with the byline of climate change, Live from CNN —- No, this is 79 BC. Vesuvius, the sacred mountain of Hercules, engulfs the Roman city of Pompeii, burying everything and everyone. Miraculously, a papyrus scroll, carbonized but still intact, lies buried under the ruins of a collapsed seaside villa. Given up as lost forever, the fabled ‘Epicuriana’ is recovered —- a riveting tale of adventures, loves and losses —- told firsthand as a novel by Epicurus of Samos. Book-ending two romances, classical Athens and 21st century Boston, the storyline pays homage to the ancient Eleusinian Mysteries —- tracing the ceaseless synchronicity of chance encounters that may take minutes or millennia to play out. “Deeply character-driven, the Epicuriana is clearly very well researched, drawing on a rather substantial bibliography. ( It ) certainly has the ability to evoke emotion in the reader and I found myself hooting and laughing and having other pleasant emotional responses occasionally throughout the reading. A lovely personal story which mirrors the struggles and doubts of many of us today – perhaps we are in too much of a hurry to make our own mistakes! The story really makes you think”. --- Society of Friends of Epicurus Paul Donovan, Ph.D., draws upon his lifelong love of the Greek Golden Age and the wish —- using the narrative possibilities of a novel —- to bring its impressive cast of players back from the history books, to vibrant if sometimes messy lives. He lives in rural Maine with his wife, Pamela Pease, Ph.D

I Think Therefore I Draw

I Think  Therefore I Draw
Author: Thomas Cathcart,Daniel Klein
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 0525504850
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Think Therefore I Draw Book Excerpt:

A hilarious new exploration of philosophy through cartoons from the duo who brought you the New York Times bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk Into A Bar... Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klien have been thinking deep thoughts and writing jokes for decades, and now they are here to help us understand Philosophy through cartoons, and cartoons through Philosophy. Covering topics as diverse as religion, gender, knowledge, morality, and the meaning of life (or the lack thereof), I Think, Therefore I Draw gives a thorough introduction to all of the major debates in philosophy through history and the present. And since they explain with the help of a selection of some of the smartest cartoonists working today, you'll breeze through these weighty topics as you guffaw and slap your knee. Cathcart and Klein's Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates have been a favorite of philosophers and non-philosophers alike for years. Packed with dozens of witty cartoons and loaded with profound philosophical insight, I Think, Therefore I Draw will delight readers and leave them enlightened.

The Socrates Express

The Socrates Express
Author: Eric Weiner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 1501129023
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Socrates Express Book Excerpt:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and travel in a globe-trotting pil­grimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to recon­nect with philosophy’s original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives. From Socrates and ancient Athens to Beauvoir and 20th-century Paris, Weiner’s chosen philosophers and places provide important practical and spiritual lessons as we navigate today’s chaotic times. In a “delightful” odyssey that “will take you places intellectually and humorously” (San Francisco Book Review), Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions. The Socrates Express is “full of valuable lessons…a fun, sharp book that draws readers in with its apparent simplicity and bubble-gum philosophy approach and gradually pulls them in deeper and deeper” (NPR).

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness
Author: Epicurus
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-12-24
ISBN: 110160865X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Happiness Book Excerpt:

The brilliant writings of a highly influential Greek philosopher, with a foreword by Daniel Klein, author of Travels with Epicurus The teachings of Epicurus—about life and death, religion and science, physical sensation, happiness, morality, and friendship—attracted legions of adherents throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. Though Epicurus faced hostile opposition for centuries after his death, he counts among his many admirers Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, and Isaac Newton. This volume includes all of his extant writings—his letters, doctrines, and Vatican sayings—alongside parallel passages from the greatest exponent of his philosophy, Lucretius, extracts from Diogenes Laertius' Life of Epicurus, a lucid introductory essay about Epicurean philosophy, and a foreword by Daniel Klein, author of Travels with Epicurus and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Oxford Handbook of Epicurus and Epicureanism

Oxford Handbook of Epicurus and Epicureanism
Author: Philip Mitsis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN: 0197522009
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Epicurus and Epicureanism Book Excerpt:

The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus (340-271 BCE), though often despised for his materialism, hedonism, and denial of the immortality of the soul during many periods of history, has at the same time been a source of inspiration to figures as diverse as Vergil, Hobbes, Thomas Jefferson, and Bentham. This volume offers authoritative discussions of all aspects of Epicurus's philosophy and then traces out some of its most important subsequent influences throughout the Western intellectual tradition. Such a detailed and comprehensive study of Epicureanism is especially timely given the tremendous current revival of interest in Epicurus and his rivals, the Stoics. The thirty-one contributions in this volume offer an unmatched resource for all those wishing to deepen their knowledge of Epicurus' powerful arguments about happiness, death, and the nature of the material world and our place in it. At the same time, his arguments are carefully placed in the context of ancient and subsequent disputes, thus offering readers the opportunity of measuring Epicurean arguments against a wide range of opponents--from Platonists, Aristotelians and Stoics, to Hegel and Nietzsche, and finally on to such important contemporary philosophers as Thomas Nagel and Bernard Williams. The volume offers separate and detailed discussions of two fascinating and ongoing sources of Epicurean arguments, the Herculaneum papyri and the inscription of Diogenes of Oenoanda. Our understanding of Epicureanism is continually being enriched by these new sources of evidence and the contributors to this volume have been able to make use of them in presenting the most current understanding of Epicurus's own views. By the same token, the second half of the volume is devoted to the extraordinary influence of Epicurean doctrines, often either neglected or misunderstood, in literature, political thinking, scientific innovation, personal conceptions of freedom and happiness, and in philosophy generally. Taken together, the contributions in this volume offer the most comprehensive and detailed account of Epicurus and Epicureanism available in English.

Vergil s Empire

Vergil s Empire
Author: Eve Adler
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN: 0585455090
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vergil s Empire Book Excerpt:

In Vergil's Empire, Eve Adler offers an exciting new interpretation of the political thought of Vergil's Aeneid. Adler argues that in this epic poem, Vergil presents the theoretical foundations of a new political order, one that resolves the conflict between scientific enlightenment and ancestral religion that permeated the ancient world. The work concentrates on Vergil's response to the physics, psychology, and political implications of Lucretius' Epicurean doctrine expressed in De Rerum Natura. Proceeding by a close analysis of the Aeneid, Adler examines Vergil's critique of Carthage as a model of universal enlightenment, his positive doctrine of Rome as a model of universal religion, and his criticism of the heroism of Achilles, Odysseus, and Epicurus in favor of the heroism of Aeneas. Beautifully written and clearly argued, Vergil's Empire will be of great value to all interested in the classical world.

Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life They Change It

Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life  They Change It
Author: Daniel Klein
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN: 178607026X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life They Change It Book Excerpt:

“Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it.” The words of Reinhold Niebuhr provide the title and set the tone for what is a wryly humorous look at some of the great philosophical pronouncements on the most important question we can face. Daniel Klein’s philosophical journey began fifty years ago with just this conundrum; he began an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Harvard University to glean some clue as to what the answer could be. Now in his seventies, Klein looks back at the wise words of the great philosophers and considers how his own life has measured up. Told with the same brilliantly dry sense of humour that made Travels with Epicurus a Sunday Times bestseller, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It is a pithy, dry, and eminently readable commentary on one of the most profound subjects there is.

Epicurus in Lycia

Epicurus in Lycia
Author: Pamela Gordon
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780472104611
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epicurus in Lycia Book Excerpt:

Epicurus in Lycia is the first full-length study of this eccentric second-century C.E. philosopher from Oenoanda, a small city in the mountains of Lycia (now Turkey). Toward the end of his life, Diogenes presented his town with a large limestone inscription that proclaimed the wisdom of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, who had lived five centuries earlier. This unique text, which was discovered in the late nineteenth century, has attracted many modern readers. Previous work on Diogenes, however, has concentrated on the reconstruction of Diogenes' fragmentary Greek text and on the information he offers on lost teachings of Epicurus. Gordon's study offers a new approach to Diogenes and to the history of ancient Epicureanism in general. Rather than considering Diogenes simply as an orthodox Epicurean, Gordon draws attention to his engagement with the bustling world of second-century Roman Asia Minor and demonstrates that his historical setting shaped the way he understood and promoted Epicurean philosophy. Gordon shows that Diogenes participated in the fashionable revival of traditional Greek erudition, but that he parted company with his contemporaries regarding popular religion and the general notoriety of Epicureanism.

Paradosis and Survival

Paradosis and Survival
Author: Diskin Clay
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780472108961
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradosis and Survival Book Excerpt:

The progression of Epicurean doctrine and rhetoric

Travels in Italy Greece and the Ionian Islands

Travels in Italy  Greece and the Ionian Islands
Author: Hugh William Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1820
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Greece
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels in Italy Greece and the Ionian Islands Book Excerpt:

Travels in Italy Greece and the Jonian Islands in a Series of Letters

Travels in Italy  Greece and the Jonian Islands in a Series of Letters
Author: H ..... W ..... Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 498
Release: 1820
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels in Italy Greece and the Jonian Islands in a Series of Letters Book Excerpt:

The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines

The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines
Author: Jean-Marie Guyau
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN: 1350013900
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines Book Excerpt:

This is the first English translation of a compelling and highly original reading of Epicurus by Jean-Marie Guyau. This book has long been recognized as one of the best and most concerted attempts to explore one of the most important, yet controversial ancient philosophers whose thought, Guyau claims, remains vital to modern and contemporary culture. Throughout the text we are introduced to the origins of the philosophy of pleasure in Ancient Greece, with Guyau clearly demonstrating how this idea persists through the history of philosophy and how it is an essential trait in the Western tradition. With an introduction by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Federico Testa, which contextualizes the work of Guyau within the canon of French thought, and notes on both further reading and on Epicurean scholarship more generally, this translation also acts as a critical introduction to the philosophy of Guyau and Epicurus.

Science Bread and Circuses

Science  Bread  and Circuses
Author: Gregory Schrempp
Publsiher: University Press of Colorado
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-11-15
ISBN: 0874219701
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Bread and Circuses Book Excerpt:

In Science, Bread, and Circuses, Gregory Schrempp brings a folkloristic viewpoint to the topic of popular science, calling attention to the persistence of folkloric form, idiom, and worldview within the increasingly important dimension of popular consciousness defined by the impact of science. Schrempp considers specific examples of texts in which science interpreters employ folkloric tropes—myths, legends, epics, proverbs, spectacles, and a variety of gestures from religious traditions—to lend credibility and appeal to their messages. In each essay he explores an instance of science popularization rooted in the quotidian round: variations of proverb formulas in monumental measurements, invocations of science heroes like saints or other inspirational figures, the battle of mythos and logos in parenting and academe, the meme's involvement in quasi-religious treatments of the problem of evil, and a range of other tropes of folklore drafted to serve the exposition of science. Science, Bread, and Circuses places the relationship of science and folklore at the very center of folkloristic inquiry by exploring a range of attempts to rephrase and thus domesticate scientific findings and claims in folklorically imbued popular forms.

Why Travel

Why Travel
Author: Niblett, Matthew,Beuret, Kris
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2021-07-01
ISBN: 1529216389
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Travel Book Excerpt:

Supported by the Independent Transport Commission (ITC): a registered charity Why travel? What motivations underpin the journeys we make? And how can we make decisions that improve our travel experiences? Arguing that the desire to move is a purpose in itself, this book brings together leading experts to provide insights from multiple viewpoints across the sciences, arts and humanities. Together, they examine key travel motivations, including the importance of travel for human wellbeing, and how these can be reconciled with challenges such as reducing our carbon footprint, adapting new mobility technologies, and improving the quality of our journeys. The book shows how our travel choices are shaped by a wide range of social, physical, psychological and cultural factors, which have profound implications for the design of future transport policies. Offering thought-provoking and practical new perspectives, this fascinating book will be essential for all those who have ever wondered why we travel and how it relates to our fundamental needs.

Epicurus and the Singularity of Death

Epicurus and the Singularity of Death
Author: David B. Suits
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-02-06
ISBN: 1350134058
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epicurus and the Singularity of Death Book Excerpt:

In his Letter to Menoeceus, the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus states that 'death is nothing to us'. Few philosophers then or since have agreed with his controversial argument, upholding instead that death constitutes a deprivation and is therefore to be feared. Diverging from the current trend and sparking fresh debate, this book provides an imaginative defense of the Epicurean view of death. Drawing on Epicurus's Principal Doctrines, Lucretius's De Rerum Natura and Philodemus's De Morte, David Suits argues that the usual concepts of harm, loss and suffering no longer apply in death, thus showing how the deprivation view is flawed. He also applies Epicurean reasoning to key issues in applied ethics in order to dispute the claim that there can be a right to life, to defend egoistic friendship, and to consider how Epicureanism might handle wills and life insurance. By championing the Epicurean perspective, this book makes a valuable contribution to the contemporary philosophical debate about death.