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EPICURUS

THE words epicure and epicurean have a bad sound. Their origin was in Athens, whence they come across more than 2,000 years, charged with accumulated meanings which they have gathered in their descent. The man after whom they are called lived from 34 to 270 B.C., in an age when the falsity of the orthodox religion had become apparent to intelligent men, and when with the coming of great kingdoms the independence of the Greek States was lost for ever. It v, as for that age as it would be for us if Christianity had bccome a discredited myth, and if Britain had become a subject state in an American Empire. Politics and religion had failed men ; the bases of their lives had been cut away. They were forced to ask whether life was worth living, and if so, how it should be lived. The age gave three famous and very different answers to this practical problem.-This chapter treats one of them, the philosophy of Epicurus. It is essential to remember this practical origin of Epicureanism, Cynicism, and Stoicism. To us philosophy is something to be studied in a university, a subject which has its literature and its specialists. But these philosophies were very different. They were creeds by which human beings, plagued and puzzled by life, escaped their pains and bewilderment. A man's city was sacked, his wife and children were killed, he was ruined. Or if he had not suffered himself, he heard wars and rumours of wars around him, and never knew when they might come his way. The earth failed beneath him, and he sought firm ground among its quicksands. That is why these philosophies came into existence, made countless converts, and lasted for hundreds of years. They promised safety to sinking men ; and men believed that they gave it. We can only understand them if we remember the evils from which they offered a refuge ; we can only judge them if we study the refuge which they offered.

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