Episode 10 – The Hellenistic Age Pt. 1 – Epicurus



This week on the podcast, we shift our focus back to Western philosophy. On this episode, we learn about Epicureanism– one of four schools of thought that were prevalent during the Hellenistic Age, which will be our focus for the next few episodes. We find out why Diogenes liked Epicurus’ ideas so much that he permanently graffitied them onto the walls of an ancient Greek community center. We also learn why Epicurus thought that the most satisfying part of eating a half gallon of ice cream was the moment after the last spoonful, and why a jacket from Nordstrom really isn’t that much better than a jacket from Target. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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See the full transcript of this episode here.

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