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Epicureanism and the Problem of Premature Death (Audio Essay)

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This audio essay looks at the Epicurean philosophy of death, focusing specifically on how they addressed the problem of premature death. The Epicureans believe that premature death is not a tragedy, provided it occurs after a person has attained the right state of pleasure. If you enjoy listening to these audio essays, and the other podcast episodes, you might consider rating and/or reviewing them on your preferred podcasting service.You can listen below or download here. You can also subscribe on Apple, Stitcher or a range of other services (the RSS feed is here).I've written lots about the philosophy of death over the years. Here are some relevant links if you would like to do further reading on the topic:The Badness of Death and the Meaning of Life (index)The Lucretian Symmetry Argument (Part 1 and Part 2)Is Death Bad or Less Good? (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4) #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Subscribe to the newsletter

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