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The Morality of Happiness$
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Julia Annas

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195096521

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195096525.001.0001

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Epicurus: Virtue, Pleasure and Time

Epicurus: Virtue, Pleasure and Time

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(p.334) 16 Epicurus: Virtue, Pleasure and Time
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The Morality of Happiness
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Julia Annas (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195096525.003.0017

Epicurus, in claiming that happiness is really pleasure, produces an account of pleasure as tranquility tailored to allow it to be our final end. This greatly revises our attitudes to death, particularly premature death, to particular pleasures and pains, and to variation in our activities, which are to produce tranquility.

Keywords:   death, Epicurus, happiness, pleasure, tranquility

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