Criticisms of An Article Entitled "Epicurean Pleasure" (October 1, 2018)

  • Along the lines of the most common misunderstandings you mentioned in our discussion months ago!


    They distort PD3 "The limit of quantity in pleasures is the removal of all that is painful," and take it as a call to celibacy.

  • Yes I think so! Sex is definitely one of those activities that can be high risk, and therefore must be handled carefully. But no one who accepts pleasure as the goal of living, combined with the shortness of life and the eternity of death, and the pleasures of relationships that come from sex (not to mention the benefits of children!) is going to write it off completely as always prohibited.

  • Did you email the publisher?

    "Please always remember my doctrines!" - Epicurus' last words