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Transcript of EPICURUS presentation
Ethics in business
1. Epicurus + life
2.1. The Canon
341 BC - 270 BC
Born in the island of Samos
Based in the garden of his house
Admitted women as a rule rather than an exception
The school resembled in many ways a community of friends living together
Epicurus never married and had no known children
He suffered from kidney stones
To which he finally succumbed in 270 BC at the age of seventy-two
True or false?
shape, size and weight
space where move
Exists movement in atoms
Universe: infinite and internal
Fears / Worries
Solution in 4 healing herbs
He accomplished his military service in Athens
Then, he received, in Colophon, the lessons of Nausiphane
Epicurus started teaching in the city of Mytilene but his doctrine is not well received
Then, he left for Lampsacus where he met his future disciples
More than 300 philosophical works
Differences between philosophers
Sustainable physical and spiritual well-being
Epicurus: Search for own happiness
Plato and Socrates: Human's duty is to solve the polis affairs
Ethics of Plato and Socrates versus Epicurus' ethics
"A man can only be happy if he lives in a fair society"
Letter to Menoeceus
Ethics and happiness
“Pleasure is the beginning and end to a happy life"