"Empty is the argument of the philosopher which relieves no human suffering" - Epicurus

Abstract
It is often disillusioning to find that many great thinkers arenot nice people. Frequently, they are not even happy people.Schopenhauer was as miserable as they come, Heidegger was a memberof the Nazi Party, and Nietzsche went mad (though probably due to syphilis rather than philosophy). We expect philosophy to help us to live happily and wisely, yet many philosophers not only fail to do this, but are dull or unpleasant into the bargain.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 31,396
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Suffering and the Goals of Medicine.Stan van Hooft - 1998 - Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy 1 (2):125-131.
Idyllic Heroism: Nietzsche's View of Epicurus.Marcin Miłkowski - 1998 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 15:70-79.
Harm in the Wild: Facing Non-Human Suffering in Nature. [REVIEW]Beril İdemen Sözmen - 2013 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 16 (5):1075-1088.
Epicurus on Death.Leopold Stubenberg - 1990 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 37:185-203.
Rahner's Christian Pessimism.Paul Crowley - 1995 - Philosophy and Theology 9 (1/2):151-176.
Deprivation and the See-Saw of Death.Christopher Wareham - 2009 - South African Journal of Philosophy 28 (2):246-56.
A Modest Proposal.Richard Hanley - 2004 - Public Affairs Quarterly 18 (1):1-12.
Politics and the Art of Suffering in Hölderlin and Nietzsche.Lorelea Michaelis - 2001 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 27 (5):89-115.
Interfering with Divinely Imposed Suffering.Berel Dov Lerner - 2000 - Religious Studies 36 (1):95-102.
Added to PP index
2010-12-22

Total downloads
22 ( #255,984 of 2,225,993 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #251,215 of 2,225,993 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature