54 - Instant Gratification: the Cyrenaics

Posted on 13 November 2011

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
 

Comments

Eduardo 14 June 2014

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.

Abdul Medi 27 February 2020

Oh of all the philosophers the Muslim Arabs discovered and preserved, why couldn't it have been Aristrippus? Imagine that. 

Christy B. 1 March 2021

Thanks for introducing me to this school. It's led me down an exciting rabbit hole.

Peter Adamson 1 March 2021

In reply to by Christy B.

Appropriate that you got so much pleasure out of it! Thanks for letting me know.

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