Epicuros (Epicure, Epicurus) Effects on Philosophy

Epicuros (Epicure, Epicurus) Effects on Philosophy

June 26, 2021 Off By Felso

Epicurus developed a rigid system of philosophy.

It is in question that he transforms his propositions into a set of dogmas and then advises memorizing these dogmas. There have been periods when wisdom was considered synonymous with knowing these, and the exclusion of thinkers who did not exactly follow this line emerged. It is argued that this is one of the main reasons why Epicureanism was not very influential in later periods.

On the other hand, the empiricist and materialist tradition of thought considers Epicurus among its pioneers and finds many important concepts in him. Especially the materialist philosophy that will be developed and systematized later will find a lot in Epicurus in terms of its leading principles.