epicureanism

NOUN
  1. a doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers
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  • Then a woman called Jenny McPherson, who had in early life, like "a good Scotch louse," who "aye travels south," found her way from Lochaber to London, where she had got into George's kitchen, and learned something better than to make sour kraut, was the individual who administered to her master's epicureanism, if not gulosity. Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII
  • He married a baroness and went on to write a doctoral dissertation on an unusual topic, ‘Epicureanism’.
  • Reductionism was the outcome of combining the atomism that early modern physicists took over from Epicureanism with the notion of deterministic laws of physics. Nancey Murphy - Is “Nonreductive Physicalism” an Oxymoron?
  • In the face of the demands of the state for outward conformity, freedom can only be found by retreating into oneself, by taking refuge in a philosophy such as Stoicism, Epicureanism, or Scepticism.
  • The stated goal of Epicureanism is ataraxia, or tranquility of mind.
  • Chæremon had no reason for saying that the Ancient Egyptians, inventors of the sacred fables, and adorers of the Sun and the other luminaries, saw in the Universe only a machine, without life and without intelligence, either in its whole or in its parts; and that their cosmogony was a pure Epicureanism, which required only matter and movement to organize its world and govern it. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
  • You may tell me, if you like, that I am a _pandour_, and that my taste has been perverted by a life of unbridled Epicureanism; you may tell me that the charms of duplicity, of falsehood, and of this connivance in the guise of a childish deception, are exercising a morbid fascination over my demoralized heart. French and Oriental Love in a Harem
  • The contribution by Epicureanism consists in inclusion of corporeal pleasure into a philosophical vision to emphasize the importance of personal liberty.
  • Consistent with the egalitarian spirit of Epicureanism, Bentham's goal was the greatest happiness of the greatest number.
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