By paying special attention to two ‘parallel’ texts in Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism, III 194-196 and Against the Ethicists, 96-98), this paper aims at examining the reliability of both Sextan reports about one of the most important doctrines put forward by the Epicurean school, namely the key intuition according to which pleasure/ἡδονή is φύσει αἱρετή. Sextus carefully seems to distinguish between Epicurus’s first, original, direct position and the successive refinement of that thesis developed by his followers, maybe forced by external critiques and debates to an additional effort for providing a ‘logical demonstration’ in support of it.

Sextus Empiricus et le τέλoς épicurien : le plaisir est-il par nature digne d’être choisi ? / Spinelli, Emidio. - STAMPA. - (2013), pp. 151-170. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Épicurisme et Scepticisme tenutosi a Lione nel 13-14 novembre 2012.

Sextus Empiricus et le τέλoς épicurien : le plaisir est-il par nature digne d’être choisi ?

SPINELLI, EMIDIO
2013

Abstract

By paying special attention to two ‘parallel’ texts in Sextus Empiricus (Outlines of Pyrrhonism, III 194-196 and Against the Ethicists, 96-98), this paper aims at examining the reliability of both Sextan reports about one of the most important doctrines put forward by the Epicurean school, namely the key intuition according to which pleasure/ἡδονή is φύσει αἱρετή. Sextus carefully seems to distinguish between Epicurus’s first, original, direct position and the successive refinement of that thesis developed by his followers, maybe forced by external critiques and debates to an additional effort for providing a ‘logical demonstration’ in support of it.
Épicurisme et Scepticisme
Sextus Empiricus; Epicurus; Epicureans; Pleasure; Cradle Argument
04 Pubblicazione in atti di convegno::04b Atto di convegno in volume
Sextus Empiricus et le τέλoς épicurien : le plaisir est-il par nature digne d’être choisi ? / Spinelli, Emidio. - STAMPA. - (2013), pp. 151-170. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Épicurisme et Scepticisme tenutosi a Lione nel 13-14 novembre 2012.
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