Ideas of Aristippus the younger, by Theme

[Greek, 375 - 315 BCE, From the Greek colony of Cyrene in N. Africa. Grandson of Aristippus the elder, who probably taught him.]

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7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 3. Anti-realism
For the Cyrenaics experience was not enough to give certainty about reality
20. Action / B. Motives for Action / 3. Acting on Reason / b. Intellectualism
Even the foolish may have some virtues
22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 3. Morality as Convention
Cyrenaics teach that honour, justice and shame are all based on custom and fashion
22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 5. Moral Responsibility
Actions are influenced by circumstances, so Cyrenaics say felons should be reformed, not hated
23. Ethics / A. Egoism / 1. Ethical Egoism
For a Cyrenaic no one is of equal importance to himself
23. Ethics / A. Egoism / 3. Cyrenaic School
No one pleasure is different from or more pleasant than another
The Cyrenaics asserted that corporeal pleasures were superior to mental ones
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 4. External Goods / d. Friendship
Cyrenaics say wise men are self-sufficient, needing no friends