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Single Idea 14055

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. Value / 2. Values / e. Death]

Full Idea

The same kind of practice produces a good life and a good death.

Gist of Idea

The wisdom that produces a good life also produces a good death


Epicurus (Letter to Menoeceus [c.291 BCE], 126)

Book Reference

Epicurus: 'The Epicurus Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B. /Gerson,L. [Hackett 1994], p.29

A Reaction

This is the kind of old fashioned observation which we would do well to hang on to. The ideal of dying well has vanished from our culture.