In Kelly Arenson (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy. pp. 13-24 (2020)

Clerk Shaw
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
This chapter offers an overview of the Epicurean conception of philosophy, with special attention to the value of physics. The Epicureans value physics not only for its ability to help remove superstitious beliefs about the gods and death, but also for its ability to stabilize our beliefs and to give causal accounts of ethically-relevant kinds such as pleasure and desire.
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