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"The pluralistic form takes for me a stronger hold on reality than any other philosophy I know of, being essentially a social philosophy, a philosophy of 'co'"-William James
is the philosophical system of the philosopher Epicurus. This system held the
belief that the external world is a series of fortuitous combinations of atoms.
On top of that, Epicureanism states that the “highest good is pleasure, interpreted
as freedom from disturbance or pain.” The idea of Epicureanism simply just
follows the lifestyle and teachings of Epicurus.
There was a
paradox created by Epicurean that is his understanding of the problem of evil.
The argument in simple states that “God is
omnipotent, God is good, but Evil exists” Epicurus has a famous quote that
elaborates on this;
“Is God willing to prevent evil,
but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
left a long-standing impression after his death. During his life Epicurus
bought property with a house and a garden. This house was outside Athens and
close to the Academy. The Garden became a symbol for the detachment and
teachings of the school. Epicurus’s teachings also surfaced up later on in
Western intellect. Epicurus discussed a human’s right to “life, liberty, and
safety.” This was later picked up by John Locke, who wrote about people’s “right
to life, liberty, and property”
“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist,
death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”