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Epicurus' human beings - beyond person and self

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Epicurus’ philosophical project is predicated on its eudaimonistic efficacy. His letters and maxims are not only describing a way of life, they actually instantiate his practice of care and reform. To memorise and understand them is meant to actually improve on one’s capacity to reach and maintain a state of ataraxia. They are written and designed to have an impact. Thus, to read Epicurus solely as a theoretician is to turn a blind eye to his agenda. This thesis advocates a stronger readin...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Author

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-7228-8790
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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