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Epicurus and His Philosophy

Author:

Norman Wentworth DeWitt

Epicurus and His Philosophy

In the first comprehensive book in English about the Greek philosopher, Professor DeWitt relates the existing data on Epicurus’ life to the development of his doctrine. The result challenges traditional theories and interpretations of Epicurean philosophy.

In the first comprehensive book in English about the Greek philosopher, Professor DeWitt relates the existing data on Epicurus’ life to the development of his doctrine. The result challenges traditional theories and interpretations of Epicurean philosophy.

“Mr. DeWitt’s book is a valuable one.”

Gilbert Highet, noted classics scholar

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.

Epicurus and His Philosophy

Mr. DeWitt was a professor of Latin at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

Epicurus and His Philosophy

“Mr. DeWitt’s book is a valuable one.”

Gilbert Highet, noted classics scholar

“This handsome work demands the respect and attention of all classicists.”

Classical Weekly