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

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 art of life," Aristippus wrote, "lies in taking pleasures as they pass, and the keenest pleasures are not intellectual, nor are they always moral.
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.
deinde ad hanc enervatam muliebremque sententiam satis docilem se Epicurus praebuit (The first, both in terms of influence and date, was Aristippus the Socratic who did not hesitate to say that pain was the greatest evil.
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.
20 John Watson Hedonistic theories from Aristippus to Spencer (New York: Macmillan 1895)
Again, as if to highlight the point, Plato has Echecrates ask whether Aristippus and Cleombrotus were there, to which Phaedo answers in the negative.
This discussion is sandwiched between readings of Thomas Randolph's Cambridge comedy Aristippus and the three productions for King Charles's visit to Oxford in 1636: William Cartwright's The Royal Slave, William Strode's The Floating Island, and George Wilde's Love's Hospital.
34) Thomas Randolph's play Aristippus, performed at Cambridge University, offers a hilarious, dense, extended contribution to the "drinking college" or "school of vice" tradition that parodies customs in vogue at the university as it glorifies the drinking of sack wine and eschews the "heresy of beer".
One of the earliest philosophers to do so was Aristippus of Cyrene (435-356BC) who spent his life in Athens and was a disciple of Socrates.