Getting Smart About Pleasure

The trouble with pleasure, according to the philosopher Epicurus, is that we’re not very good at it.

Epicurus. By Raphael. c. 1510. Public domain via .

The Greek philosopher Epicurus is a philosopher most often associated with hedonism, the idea that the good life is a life where we should seek to maximise our pleasure. This might conjure up images of wild excess, or endless drug-fuelled orgies…