Definition of Epicureans

1. Noun. (plural of Epicurean) ¹



2. Noun. (plural of epicurean) ¹

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Definition of Epicureans

1. epicurean [n] - See also: epicurean

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicureans

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epicritic sensibility
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Literary usage of Epicureans

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1. History of Ancient Philosophy by Wilhelm Windelband (1899)
"Its strenuousness was diminished, however, in so far as the epicureans gave a place to much ... The Wise Man is to the epicureans also as free as the gods. ..."

2. A History of Philosophy: From Thales to the Present Time by Friedrich Ueberweg, George Sylvester Morris, Henry Boynton Smith, Noah Porter, Vincenzo Botta (1891)
"In the very front rank of the epicureans belongs tho Roman poet Lucretius. Horace also subscribed to tho practical philosophy of tho epicureans. ..."

3. Sermons by Frederick Brooks, Phillips Brooks (1876)
"Then certain philosophers of the epicureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say ? Other some, He seemeth to be a ..."

4. A History of Eclecticism in Greek Philosophy by Eduard Zeller (1883)
"... to the middle of the second century before Christ, that of the epicureans was, to all appearance, least affected by the scientific movement of the time. ..."

5. The History of Philosophy from Thales to Comte by George Henry Lewes (1871)
"THE epicureans. § I. EPICURUS. THE epicureans are condemned in their names. We before noticed how the meaning attached to the name of Sophist inadvertently ..."

6. Studies in Logic by Charles Sanders Peirce, Allan Marquand, Christine Ladd-Franklin, Oscar Howard Mitchell, Benjamin Ives Gilman, Johns Hopkins University (1883)
"THE LOGIC OP THE epicureans. BY ALLAN MARQUAND. WHEN we think of the epicureans we picture a friendly brotherhood in a garden, soothing each other's fears, ..."

7. The Biographical History of Philosophy: From Its Origin in Greece Down to by George Henry Lewes (1857)
"THE epicureans. § I. EPICURUS. THE epicureans are condemned in tbeir names. We before noticed how the meaning attached to the name of Sophist inadvertently ..."

8. A Sketch of Ancient Philosophy from Thales to Cicero by Joseph Bickersteth Mayor (1881)
"I. 55 'there are many epicureans who think erroneously that mental pleasure ... are some weak brethren among the epicureans who are ashamed to confess that ..."

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