Getting Smart About Pleasure

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

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…

--

--

--

Writer & philosopher. PhD. Stories & ideas to make the world a better place. HELLO, STRANGER (Granta 2021): BBC R4 Book of the Week. Twitter @willbuckingham

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The Universe Is a Giant Abstract Turing Machine That Doesn’t Need to Be Run

THE PASSPORT TO FREEDOM

What I learned Writing a Book

Materialism vs. Materiality — A Philosophical Analysis.

♦ Brief Bio of Voltaire and Intro to Candide

On the Virtues of Being Close-Minded

Plato’s Metaphysics: Two Dimensions of Reality and the Allegory of the Cave

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Will Buckingham

Will Buckingham

Writer & philosopher. PhD. Stories & ideas to make the world a better place. HELLO, STRANGER (Granta 2021): BBC R4 Book of the Week. Twitter @willbuckingham

More from Medium

Desmond Tutu, Ubuntu, and the Possibility of Hope

Five Reasons Why Alt-Righters (and the Illiberal Right) Love Nietzsche

Freedom in Giving Up

In an Infodemic, it’s up to Good Netizens to Slow the Spread