Aristippus of Cyrene


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Ar·is·tip·pus of Cy·re·ne

 (ăr′ĭ-stĭp′əs; sī-rē′nē) 435?-366? bc.
Greek philosopher who founded the Cyrenaic school, based on the pursuit of pleasure tempered by prudence to avoid discomfort.
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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.
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.
Aristippus of Cyrene was one of Socrates' associates; he appears in Xenophon's Memorabilia, where in 2.