Ideas of Aristippus the elder, by Theme

[Greek, 435 - 356 BCE, From the Greek colony of Cyrene in N. Africa. Taught by Socrates. Grandfather of Aristippus the younger.]

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Hopes for Philosophy
If all laws were abolished, philosophers would still live as they do now
22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 2. Happiness / d. Routes to happiness
The road of freedom is the surest route to happiness
22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 1. Nature of Ethics / h. Against ethics
Only the Cyrenaics reject the idea of a final moral end
23. Ethics / A. Egoism / 3. Cyrenaic School
People who object to extravagant pleasures just love money
Pleasure is the good, because we always seek it, it satisfies us, and its opposite is the most avoidable thing
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 4. Right to Punish / b. Retribution for crime
Errors result from external influence, and should be corrected, not hated