Cogenza e contemporaneità dell’etica epicurea a partire da una recente raccolta di studi

Chiara Rover

Abstract


The following critical note aims at highlighting the liveliness and depth of three crucial thesis of Epicurean Ethics, by drawing on a recent publication, edited by Enrico Piergiacomi, of a selection of essays by Phillip Mitsis, A. S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization at the New York University. The issues addressed are freedom, pleasure and death, in relation to which Epicurus’ disconcerting teachings show a surprising ability to dialogue with the later history of moral thought. In this regard, the philosophy of Kepos turns out to be a definitely contemporary interlocutor, able to stimulate our rational capacity, contributing, at the same time, to the problems of our time.

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