Ideas of Aristippus the elder, by Theme

[Greek, 435 - 356 BCE, From the Greek colony of Cyrene in N. Africa. Taught by Socrates. Grandfather of Aristippus the younger.]

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 6. Hopes for Philosophy
If all laws were abolished, philosophers would still live as they do now
22. Metaethics / A. Ethics Foundations / 1. Nature of Ethics / h. Against ethics
Only the Cyrenaics reject the idea of a final moral end [Annas]
22. Metaethics / C. The Good / 2. Happiness / d. Routes to happiness
The road of freedom is the surest route to happiness [Xenophon]
23. Ethics / A. Egoism / 3. Cyrenaic School
People who object to extravagant pleasures just love money [Diog. Laertius]
Pleasure is the good, because we always seek it, it satisfies us, and its opposite is the most avoidable thing [Diog. Laertius]
25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 3. Punishment / b. Retribution for crime
Errors result from external influence, and should be corrected, not hated [Diog. Laertius]