Single Idea 14055

[catalogued under 24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 1. Death]

Full Idea

The same kind of practice produces a good life and a good death.

Gist of Idea

The wisdom that produces a good life also produces a good death

Source

Epicurus (Letter to Menoeceus [c.291 BCE], 126)

Book Reference

Epicurus: 'The Epicurus Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B. /Gerson,L. [Hackett 1994], p.29


A Reaction

This is the kind of old fashioned observation which we would do well to hang on to. The ideal of dying well has vanished from our culture.