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Author Wilson, Catherine, 1951- author.

Title How to be an epicurean : the ancient art of living well / Catherine Wilson.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    187 WIL    Available
Edition First US edition.
Description 293 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-293).
Summary In How to Be an Epicurean, philosopher Catherine Wilson shows that Epicureanism isn't an excuse for having a good time: it's a means to live a good life. Although modern conveniences and scientific progress have significantly improved our quality of life, many of the problems faced by ancient Greeks -- love, money, family, politics -- remain with us in new forms. To overcome these obstacles, the Epicureans adopted a philosophy that promoted reason, respect for the natural world, and reverence for our fellow humans. By applying this ancient wisdom to a range of modern problems, from self-care routines and romantic entanglements to issues of public policy and social justice, Wilson shows us how we can all fill our lives with purpose and pleasure.
Subject Epicureans (Greek philosophy)
Philosophy, Ancient.
ISBN 9781541672635

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