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By David Konstan

Epicurus, and his Roman disciple Lucretius, held that the first reason for human sadness used to be an irrational worry of demise. what's extra, they believed transparent realizing of the character of the area might support to get rid of this worry; for if we realize that the universe and every thing in it really is made of atoms and empty house, we are going to see that the soul can't in all probability continue to exist the extinction of the body—and no damage to us can ensue once we die.
This releasing perception is on the center of Epicurean remedy.

In this publication, Konstan seeks to teach how such fears arose, based on the Epicureans, and why they persist even in smooth societies. It bargains an in depth exam of the elemental ideas of Epicurean psychology: displaying how a method in response to a materialistic global view may provide a coherent account of irrational anxieties and needs, and supply a remedy that may permit humans to take pleasure in lifestyles to the fullest degree.

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