This episode is an introduction to a philosophy called "Epicureanism," a word that has become associated with those who seek out good food and drink.
- We begin by explaining who Epicurus was and what ideas he developed and spread throughout the Hellenistic world beginning in the 300s BCE
- Then we walk you through some of the important differences between Epicureanism and another philosophy called Stoicism
- And finally we explain why Epicureanism is a useful way to think about not only pursuing the sensory pleasures of life, but also more generally why it’s a tremendously attractive lens through which to view the strange and stressful world that we’re all experiencing in the here and now.
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