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  Aristippus [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Aristippus was born in Cyrene, a Greek colony in Northern Africa.
Because of the contempt that the hedonism of Aristippus and the
Aristippus was also notorious for currying favor with King Dionysius of Syracuse, and he was called the "king's poodle" for his willingness to do things like putting on a woman's robes and dancing when the king demanded it, or falling at the feet of the king in order to have a request of his fulfilled.
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 Aristippus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Aristippus Article from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on this founder of the Cyrenaic school, by Tim O'Keefe.
Aristippus Description of the life and teachings of the philosopher Aristippus, founder of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy.
Aristippus of Cyrene Notes from a philosophy class session focusing on this ancient hedonist.
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 Aristippus, Greece, ancient history
A fellow studeny with Socrates in Athens, Aristippus founded the school of hedonism.
He distinguished between the best and the worst in human life: pleasure and torment, and stated that the most important thing is to realize which pleasures are good and which lead to suffering, and so, through good judgment reach the greatest good.
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Aristippus presumed that there are two basic emotional states: pleasure, which he described as gentle movement, and pain, which he perceived as a rough or abrupt change.
Aristippus emphasized the positive aspect of pleasure which, unlike Epicurus, he did not regard merely as a state of peace or calm in the absence of pain.
Aristippus presumably did not have the sexual possibilities conceived by the “divine” Marquis in mind, for the combination of sex and violence played virtually no role at all in the sexual life of the Greeks.
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 §14. Thomas Randolph’s University training; His "Aristippus" and "The Conceited Pedler". IX. Lesser Jacobean ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
At the end of 1629, a year of plague broke up the schools at Cambridge, and Randolph made Jonson’s acquaintance during his stay in London; he was probably adopted as a “son” before he returned to Cambridge.
These lively sketches recall that early type of dramatic performance, the clown’s jig, in which a famous comedian, such as Tarlton, poured forth an improvisation of his own, which was a mixture of prose, verse and antics.
20 Aristippus, or, The Joviall Philosopher is a dispute on the rival merits of ale and sack.
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Aristippus AristippusărĬstĬp´es, c.435-c.360 BC, Greek philosopher of Cyrene, first of the Cyrenaics.
He held pleasure to be the highest good and virtue to be identical with the ability to enjoy.
Ancient hedonism expressed itself in two ways: the cruder form was that proposed by Aristippus and the early Cyrenaics, who believed that pleasure was achieved by the complete gratification of all one's sensual desires;...
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 Aristippus --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
The first of Socrates' disciples to demand a salary for teaching philosophy, Aristippus believed that the good life rests upon the belief that among human values pleasure is the highest and pain the lowest (and one that should be...
A hedonistic theory of the value of life is found in the early 5th century BC in the ethics of Aristippus of Cyrene, founder of the Cyrenaic school, and 100 years later in that of Epicurus, founder of an ethic of retirement, and their followers in ancient Greece.
The seeds of ethical universalism are found in the doctrines of the rival ethical school of Stoicism and in...
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 History of Philosophy 8
Aristippus, to whom the fundamental doctrines of the school are traced, was born at Cyrene about the year 435 B.C. This date, however, is by no means certain.
Aristippus explained his pleasure doctrine in terms which are descriptive of mental emotion as well as of bodily enjoyment.
We must be careful, moreover, to distinguish between the Hedonism of Aristippus, who by "pleasure" denoted a passing emotion, and the Hedonism of his later followers, who understood by "pleasure" something akin to the Epicurean notion of a state, or permanent condition, of painlessness.
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 Aristippus - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Aristippus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He lived at the court of Dionysius of Syracuse and then with Laïs, a courtesan, in Corinth.
His doctrines were taught after his death by his daughter Arete, and later by her son, Aristippus the Younger.
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.
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 John Cartan - Aristippus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
All cat owners think their cats are remarkable, but Aristippus made a lasting impression on everyone she met, perhaps because she was never much of a cat.
Aristippus saw herself as a person who for some reason was treated like a cat day after day until it drove her mad.
She was always frantic, was terrified of the outdoors by day but drawn there by night, would speak directly with humans in a most un-cat-like way, and would make a beeline for any available lap, especially mine.
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 Anecdote - Aristippus - Basic Instinct   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
During his sojourn at the court of Dionysius (the Tyrant of Syracuse), Aristippus one day requested a favor on behalf of a friend - which Dionysius promptly refused.
Aristippus pleaded with Dionysius, abasing himself before the tyrant.
Though the favor was indeed granted, Aristippus was criticized for fawning conduct unbecoming a philosopher.
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 Secualr Threats to Christianity: Hedonism - E. Richard Crabtree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Aristippus of Cyrene was the first, clear-cut philosophical hedonist.
It was Aristippus who gave much of the impetus to the hedonistic ethic.
In all fairness to Aristippus it must be said that he urged moderation and restraint.
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 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Aristippus of Cyrene, its founder, held that since each person can know only his own sensations, there can be no universal standard of...
Aristippus was a rich man who had unfortunately lost a good...
Aristippus was apparently not one of those people who think...
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 Aristippus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Philosopher who was one of Socrates' disciples and the founder of the Cyrenaic school of hedonism, the ethic of pleasure.
The first of Socrates' disciples to demand a salary for teaching philosophy, Aristippus believed that the good life rests upon the belief that among human values pleasure is the highest and pain the lowest (and one that should be avoided).
While he believed that men should dedicate their lives to the pursuit and enjoyment of pleasure, he also believed that they should use good judgment and exercise self-control to temper powerful human desires.
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 Diogenes Laertius Lives of the Philosophers: Aristippus, translated by C.D. Yonge
"Recollect, then," said Aristippus, "that I, who am older than you, have made the first advances." And Aschines answered, "You say well, by Juno, since you are far better than I; for I began the quarrel, but you begin the friendship." And these are the anecdotes which are told of him.
Arete had for her pupil the Aristippus who was surnamed mêtrodidantos, whose disciple was Theodorus the atheist, but who was afterwards called theos.
These men then who continued in the school of Aristippus, and were called Cyrenaics, adopted the following opinions.- They said that there were two emotions of the mind, pleasure and pain; that the one, namely pleasure, was a moderate emotion; the other, namely pain, a rough one.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 95.02.37
The debate between Aristippus and Diogenes is therefore a real debate, as indeed H. himself emphasises (17, 39), not a redundant demonstration of what Scaeva already accepts.
There is also a link with XVIII: Scaeva is on the Cynic side of the debate between (alleged) complete self-sufficiency and social dependency, just as Lollius (liberrime Lolli) is on the Cynic side of the debate between libertas and scurrari within the context of social dependency.
It is highly relevant that both Aristippus and Diogenes frequented Corinth, the former 'frequenting' Lais.
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 Malaspina Great Books
From Socrates,; by a perversion of the doctrine that happiness is the chief good, it derived the doctrine of the supremacy of pleasure, while from Protagoras it derived its relativistic theory of knowledge.
The Cyrenaics started their philosophical inquiry by agreeing with Protagoras that all knowledge is relative.
The result is an integrated multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary database built upon the framework of a Great Books Core List developed by Mortimer Adler (1902-2001) nearly 50 years ago.
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 Aristippus - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Aristippus meets Crusoe: Rethinking the beach encounter (Prace naukowe Uniwersytetu Slaskiego w Katowicach)
Hedonistic Theories: From Aristippus to Spencer (1895 Edition)
explained in a series of letters to Aristippus from Aristander
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Damon and Pythias
He approaches Aristippus, who is sympathetic but too frightened to intercede for him.
Aristippus refuses on the grounds that true friendship only exists where people love each other “not for profit but for virtue” (Scene 14.42).
Eubulus's controlled poetry in the face of tragedy causes the Muses themselves to be revealed singing a lament.
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 Aristippus (c. 435 B.C. - 366 B.C.)
Xenophon tells us that Socrates tried to rouse his ambition and energy by telling him the fable of the choice of Hercules, to whom the two paths of life, that of effort and that of pleasure, were pointed out in youth by two visionary forms representing Virtue and Vice.
But the ideal of Aristippus lay neither in the direction of strenuous ambition nor of sensual pleasure, but in that of a man who, while enjoying, each in their degree, the pleasures life could bring, should place the higher above the lower and should be the slave of none.
The school of thought founded by Aristippus, and sometimes called Cyrenaic, is best represented by Epicurus, whose name it commonly bears.
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 aristippus - OneLook Dictionary Search
Aristippus : Columbia Encyclopedia, Six Edition [home, info]
Aristippus : Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names [home, info]
Aristippus : FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]
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 Influence of Socrates by Sanderson Beck
Xenophon mentions several names of men who associated with Socrates, not so they could make great speeches in the courts or assembly, but so that they might become gentlemen (beautiful and good) and be useful at home to their relatives and friends, and in the city to the citizens.
Aristippus was the first of the Socratics to charge fees.
Aristippus founded a school in Cyrene, and they were known as the Cyrenaics.
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 Aristippus Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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Aristippus - Article from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on this founder of the Cyrenaic school, by Tim O'Keefe.
Aristippus of Cyrene - Notes from a philosophy class session focusing on this ancient hedonist.
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Aristippus was earnest suitor to Dionysius for somewhat, who would give no ear to his suit.
One that stood by said afterwards to Aristippus, “You a philosopher, and to be so base as to throw yourself at the tyrant’s feet to get a suit.” Aristippus answered, “The fault is not mine, but the fault is in Dionysius, that carries his ears in his feet.”
Aristippus, being reprehended of luxury by one that was not rich, for that he gave six crowns for a small fish, answered, “Why, what would you have given?” The other said, “Some twelvepence.” Aristippus said again, “And six crowns are no more with me.”
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 De Finibus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
First among these comes the system of Aristippus an the Cyrenaic school in general, who did not shrink from finding their Chief Good in pleasure of the sort that excites the highest amount of actively agreeable sensation, and who despised your freedom from pain.
They failed to see that just as the horse is designed by nature for running, the ox for ploughing, and the dog for hunting, so man, as Aristotle observes, is born for tow purposes, thought and action: he is as it were a mortal God.
So much in answer to Aristippus, who considers pleasure in the only sense in which we all of us employ the term to be not merely the highest but the sole pleasure that exists.
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 ARISTIPPUS - LoveToKnow Article on ARISTIPPUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The five ti ters attributed to him are undoubtedly spurious.
His b ughter Arete, and her son Aristippus (unrpo~Landucros, pupil tI his mother), carried on the school after his death.
To properly cite this ARISTIPPUS article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
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 aristippus of cyrene - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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Aristippus of Cyrene : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
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Aristippus was the father of Arete of Cyrene.
She was the mother and teacher of Aristippus the younger who was for this reason called "The Mother-Taught" (Metrodidaktos).
Voula Tsouna, The Epistemology of the Cyrenaic School, Cambridge University Press 1998
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