Being Happy

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‘Being Happy’ contains all of the extant writing by Epicurus – one of the most influential classical philosophers and the father of Epicureanism. He stresses the therapeutic impact of philosophy, and his belief that happiness comes through understanding how the world works.

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‘It is impossible to live the pleasant life without also living sensibly, nobly and justly’

The ancient Greek philosopher and teacher Epicurus argued that pleasure – not sensual hedonism, but the absence of pain or fear – is the highest goal of life. His hugely influential lessons on happiness are a call to appreciate the joy of being alive.

One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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Weight 0.054 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 0.4 cm
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Paperback

Pages

128

Language

English

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187 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K