Title Page, Copyright

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Preface

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p. vii

Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance is the title of this book and the title of a conference held in April 2002 at Rochester Institute of Technology. It expresses what motivated both, namely, that the philosophy of Epicurus has been a quietly pervasive influence for more than two millennia. At present, when many ...

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Acknowledgments

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p. viii

We wish to acknowledge the fi nancial support which the April, 2002 conference received from the Offi ce of the Provost of R.I.T., from the College of Liberal Arts, from the Department of Philosophy, from the New York Council ...

Contents

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The Philosophy of Epicurus: Is It an Option for Today?

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pp. 5-16

The continuing influence of Epicurus is discussed throughout this book. From Lactantius to Butler, Cicero to Gassendi, Augustine to Marx, Epicurean philosophy has been quietly pervasive. It flourished for about six centuries and then disappeared as an identifiable philosophic school. But it never ceased to attract persons for whom what Epicurus taught provides a ...

David Armstrong

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pp. 25-52

James I. Campbell

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pp. 53-76

Lloyd P. Gerson

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pp. 77-88

Veronica Gventsadze

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pp. 89-120

David E. White

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pp. 121-134

Paul M. Schafer

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pp. 135-146

David B. Suits

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pp. 147-164

Marianna Shakhnovich

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pp. 165-174

Daniel C. Russell

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pp. 175-190

M. R. Wheeler

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pp. 191-202

Stephen E. Rosenbaum

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pp. 203-216

Andrew M. T. Moore

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pp. 217-222

Index

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pp. 223-228

Contributors

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pp. 229-236