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Single Idea 13301

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 3. Pleasure / e. Role of pleasure]

Full Idea

You are scared of death - but how heedless of it you are while you are dealing with a dish of choice mushrooms!

Gist of Idea

We are scared of death - except when we are immersed in pleasure!


Seneca the Younger (Letters from a Stoic [c.60], 077)

Book Reference

Seneca: 'Letters from a Stoic (Selections)', ed/tr. Campbell,Robin [Penguin 1969], p.129

A Reaction

A beautifully simple observation, from the greatest philosopher of death. Maybe hospices should concentrate on sex, drugs and rock and roll.