Saturday, August 14, 2010


Philosophy and Health

Epicurus, fragment 220 Usener = Vatican Collection LIV (tr. Cyril Bailey):
We must not pretend to study philosophy, but study it in reality; for it is not the appearance of health that we need, but real health.

οὐ προσποιεῖσθαι δεῖ φιλοσοφεῖν, ἀλλ᾽ ὄντως φιλοσοφεῖν· οὐ γὰρ προσδεόμεθα τοῦ δοκεῖν ὑγιαίνειν, ἀλλὰ τοῦ κατ᾽ ἀλήθειαν ὑγιαίνειν.

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