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Cicero Reading the Cyrenaics on the Anticipation of Future Harms

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A common reading of the Cyrenaics is that they are a school of extreme hedonist presentists, recognising only the pleasure of the present moment, and advising against turning our attention to past or future pleasure or pain. Yet they have some strange advice which tells followers to anticipate future harms in order to lessen the unexpectedness of them when they occur. It’s a puzzle, then, how they can consistently hold the attitude they do to our concern with our present selves, and yet endor...

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10.5840/epoche2019321140

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
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Philosophy Documentation Center
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Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
431-443
Publication date:
2019-04-18
Acceptance date:
2019-01-01
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EISSN:
2153-8603
ISSN:
1085-1968
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pubs:998966
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uuid:cf077ab9-6c95-416a-b8b1-6572d166bbac
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pubs:998966
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998966
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2019-05-16

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