• Epicurus

  • The Principal Doctrines
  • By: Epicurus
  • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-12-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Interactive Media
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain a happy, tranquil life, characterized by peace and freedom from fear, the absence of pain, and living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends.
He taught that pleasure and pain are the measures of what is good and evil; death is the end of both body and soul and should therefore not be feared; the gods neither reward nor punish humans; the universe is infinite and eternal; and events in the world are ultimately based on the motions and interactions of atoms.
Although much of Epicurus' written work has been lost, his surviving principal doctrines form a complete foundation of his teaching. This audiobook adaptation features all 40 principles.
©2014 The Big Nest (P)2014 The Big Nest
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1 out of 5 stars
By Brian B on 04-24-16

Disappointing

There is zero introduction. A numbered list of quotes appears out of nowhere. I expected to hear at least a little about who Epicurus was, when he lived, and perhaps a description of what I was about to hear.

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