Aristippus


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Aristippus

(ˌærɪˈstɪpəs)
n
(Biography) ?435–?356 bc, Greek philosopher, who believed pleasure to be the highest good and founded the Cyrenaic school
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Ar•is•tip•pus

(ˌær əˈstɪp əs)

n.
435?–356? B.C., Greek philosopher: founder of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy.
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The repulsive picture which is given of him in the Anabasis of Xenophon, where he also appears as the friend of Aristippus 'and a fair youth having lovers,' has no other trait of likeness to the Meno of Plato.
The Timaeus was the only one of Plato's dialogues available in Latin translation until the twelfth-century translations of the Meno and the Phaedo by Henricus Aristippus. There were only two extant translations of the Timaeus: Cicero's dating to the first century B.C.
However, the Hedonic concept, which originated from Aristippus' school of thought, defined happiness as the state of more pleasure and less pain.
Here Elyot had Plato himself, back from Syracuse, respond to the philosopher Aristippus's accusation of offering ill-timed and wrongly presented advice to Dionysus.
The ancient Greek philosopher Aristippus, a student of Socrates, considered the pursuit of hedonia the key to living well.
(22) For another instance of focalised [phrase omitted], see 2,9,3, where Cnemon narrates that his father Aristippus was not convicted of murdering his second wife because 'he was able to give a full account of what had happened' ([phrase omitted]); however, it becomes clear from Cnemon's story that Aristippus did not know everything about the events leading to his wife's death.
A Latin translation by Henry Aristippus of the Phaedo appeared in the mid-twelfth century.
2.15: quorum princeps et auctoritate et antiquitate, Socraticus Aristippus, non dubitavit summum malum dolorem dicere.
Edwards illustrates these precepts by positing the idealized Damon and Pythias in contrast to the parasitical relationship of Aristippus and Carisophus.
The position of this philosopher goes back to the Greek philosophers Aristippus of Cyrene and Epicurus of Samos, and to their most enthusiastic disciple, the Roman Lucretius Carus.
There are eight books with sayings from Spartans, Socrates, Aristippus, Diogenes the Cynic, other great men of war and politics (Cicero and Demosthenes tacked in at the end of IV), and "miscellaneous persons," such as Roman historical figures gathered from Suetonius, Livy, Valerius Maximus, and the Historia Augusta.
(28) His pupil Aristippus founded the Cyrenaic school which rejected both physical theory and mathematics, claiming we can only know our sensations and experiences.