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Lectures 1 and 2 - The Hedonism of Epicurus



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Lectures 1 and 2 - The Hedonism of Epicurus
Read: E. F. & O. pp. 81-86
Suggested: Gilbert Murray, Five Stages of Greek Religion (Garden City, New York:

Doubleday Anchor Books, 1955), Ch. III and IV.


Norman Wentworth DeWitt, Epicurus and His Philosophy (New York:

Meridian Books, 1967).



Lecture 3 - Stoicism
Read: E. F. & O. pp. 73-81
Suggested: Murray, Ch. III and IV

Lectures 4, 5, 6 - Plato
Read: E. F. & O. pp. 7-37
Suggested: Jack Glickman's anthology, Moral Philosophy, An Introduction (New

York: St. Martin's Press, 1976) has as its Part I a lengthy selection

from The Republic , plus papers on Plato's moral philosophy , and a

rather good bibliography (pp. 204-205).


H.A. Prichard, "Duty and Interest," in Readings in Ethical Theory,

Second Edition, edited by Wilfred Sellars and John Hospers (New York:

Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1970), pp. 690-703.
For this whole period, see Pamela Huby's Greek Ethics (New York:

St. Martin's Press, 1967).






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