The Cyrenaics

The Cyrenaics

Ugo Zilioli


The Cyrenaic college of philosophy (named after its founder Aristippus' local urban of Cyrene in North Africa) flourished within the 5th and fourth centuries BCE. This booklet starts by way of introducing the most figures of the Cyrenaic tuition starting with Aristippus and atmosphere them of their historic context. as soon as the reader is aware these figures and with the family tree of the varsity, the publication deals an summary of old and sleek interpretations of the Cyrenaics, supplying readers with substitute money owed of the doctrines they recommended and of the position they performed within the context of old inspiration. eventually, the publication bargains a reconstruction of Cyrenaic philosophy and exhibits how the moral part in their hypothesis hooked up with the epistemology and ontology they counseled and that, accordingly, the Cyrenaics have been capable of provide a particularly refined philosophy. certainly, Zilioli demonstrates that they represented, in historic philosophy, a tremendous and unique metaphysical place and substitute to the type of realism recommended by means of Plato and Aristotle.

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