Friday, April 12, 2013


Saint Epicurus

William Ellery Leonard (1876-1944), Socrates: Master of Life (Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Co., 1915), p. 114:
The other philosophic movements, as is well known, derive also from Socrates. Aristippus, stressing and revising the utilitarian criterion, develops a hedonism, which, combined with the atomism of Democritus, gives birth to Saint Epicurus, the long misjudged.

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