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Epicurus and His Philosophy (Minnesota Archive Editions)

Norman Wentworth DeWitt

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ISBN 10: 0816657459 / ISBN 13: 9780816657452
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2005
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Title: Epicurus and His Philosophy (Minnesota ...

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Minnesota Archive Editions.

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Epicurus and His Philosophy was first published in 1954. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

In this volume, the first comprehensive book in English about Epicurus, existing data on the life of the ancient philosopher is related to the development of his doctrine. The result is a fascinating account that challenges traditional theories and interpretations of Epicurean philosophy. Professor DeWitt demonstrates the fallacy of centuries of abuse of Epicurus and the resulting distortion of most discussions of Epicureanism that appear in standard philosophical works. Of major significance to students of philosophy and theology are the findings that show the importance of Epicureanism as a source of numerous Christian beliefs.

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Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible to scholars, students, researchers, and general readers. Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The books offered through Minnesota Archive Editions are produced in limited quantities according to customer demand and are available through select distribution partners.

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