What is hedonism? A cultural history for the time after Corona

EThe main stimulus of hedonism, this philosophy, which is above all an attitude towards life, consists in its unmoved contempt for death. We should realize, said the famous hedonist Epicurus, that ultimately death does not concern us at all.

“Because as long as we live,” he says, “death is not there. But once death is there, we as humans are no longer there either. So death affects neither the living nor the deceased. ”This shows that it would be unfair to dismiss the hedonists as a gang of selfish junkies.


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