Episode 208: Epicurus on Seeking Pleasure (Part Two)

 
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More on the ethics-related fragments of Epicurus and accounts by Martha Nussbaum and Tim O'Keefe.

What would a purely therapeutic philosophy consist of? Does philosophy as pursuit of pleasure mean that you eschew political action or other substantial goals? Mark, Wes, and Dylan try to figure out which of our desires are vain and whether society is compatible with human happiness.

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End song: "The Language of the Body" by Ant-Bee as discussed on Nakedly Examined Music #68.

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