Definition of Epicureanism

1. Noun. A doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers.




Definition of Epicureanism

1. n. Attachment to the doctrines of Epicurus; the principles or belief of Epicurus.

Definition of Epicureanism

1. Noun. A system of philosophy based upon the teachings of Epicurus (c. 340–c. 270 BC). ¹

2. Noun. A love or knowledge of enjoyment, especially of good food and drink. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epicureanism

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Literary usage of Epicureanism

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"epicureanism was one of the four philosophical schools endowed by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius about 176 AD; but, in the end of the 4th century, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In the other sense, epicureanism signifies a philosophical system, ... In modern times epicureanism has had many theoretical as well as practical adherents. ..."

3. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"epicureanism and failures; he will last his little day, ... epicureanism The thinker with whose name hedonistic ethics became most intimately linked in ..."

4. A Short History of Philosophy by Archibald Browning Drysdale Alexander (1908)
"epicureanism appeared almost contemporaneously with Stoicism, and may be regarded as its complement. Both systems start with a criterion of knowledge; ..."

5. The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William De Witt Hyde (1911)
"IV THE DEFECTS OF epicureanism Thus far we have pointed out certain valuable elements of truth which epicureanism contains. Only incidentally have we ..."

6. Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge by Sara Coleridge Coleridge, Edith Coleridge (1873)
"V. Mr Carlyle's " Life of Sterling"—Autobiography of Leigh Hunt— epicureanism. To Miss MORRIS. March \2th, 1851.—Did you read Carlyle's "Life of Sterling ? ..."

7. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"epicureanism was one of the four philosophical schools endowed by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius about 176 AD; but, in the end of the 4th century, ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In the other sense, epicureanism signifies a philosophical system, ... In modern times epicureanism has had many theoretical as well as practical adherents. ..."

9. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"epicureanism and failures; he will last his little day, ... epicureanism The thinker with whose name hedonistic ethics became most intimately linked in ..."

10. A Short History of Philosophy by Archibald Browning Drysdale Alexander (1908)
"epicureanism appeared almost contemporaneously with Stoicism, and may be regarded as its complement. Both systems start with a criterion of knowledge; ..."

11. The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William De Witt Hyde (1911)
"IV THE DEFECTS OF epicureanism Thus far we have pointed out certain valuable elements of truth which epicureanism contains. Only incidentally have we ..."

12. Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge by Sara Coleridge Coleridge, Edith Coleridge (1873)
"V. Mr Carlyle's " Life of Sterling"—Autobiography of Leigh Hunt— epicureanism. To Miss MORRIS. March \2th, 1851.—Did you read Carlyle's "Life of Sterling ? ..."

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