54 - Instant Gratification: the Cyrenaics

Peter considers Aristippus and the Cyrenaics, a group of hedonistic philosophers who were in touch with their feelings… but nothing else.

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Further Reading: 

• T. Irwin, “Aristippus Against Happiness,” The Monist 74 (1991), 55-82.

• T. O’Keefe, “The Cyrenaics on Pleasure, Happiness, and Future-Concern,” Phronesis 47 (2002), 395-416.

• V. Tsouna, The Epistemology of the Cyrenaic School (Cambridge: 1998).

U. Zilioli, The Cyrenaics (Durham: 2012).

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Cyrenaics

Eduardo's picture

What an amazing introduction

What an amazing introduction to this school of thought.
I had no idea such philosophers existed, and all their relations to the epicureans and cynics. Thank you very much for these podcast, I hope it continues on, all the way to contemporary philosophy.