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The Fourfold Remedy Reviews

The Fourfold Remedy by John Sellars

The Fourfold Remedy

Epicurus and the Art of Happiness

John Sellars

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1 review

Category: Philosophy, Non-fiction
Imprint: Allen Lane
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 7 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9780241419564

In this uplifting and elegant book, Sellars walks us through the history of Epicureanism from a private garden on the edge of ancient Athens to the streets of Rome, showing us how it can help us think anew about joy, friendship, nature and being alive in the world.

3 stars out of 5
8 Jan 2021

"Sellars expertly expounds documentable Epicurean ideas, especially on friendship and pain, and he knows Greek and Latin Epicurean texts thoroughly"

Sellars expertly expounds documentable Epicurean ideas, especially on friendship and pain, and he knows Greek and Latin Epicurean texts thoroughly. Not that they are voluminous...Despite Sellars’s insistence that Epicureanism anticipates CBT, he offers scant practical advice on how to integrate Epicurean practice into modern life. Perhaps some people still allow superstitions and fear of vindictive providential deities to wreck their peace of mind; if so, I would certainly prescribe reading Lucretius’s beautiful picture of cosmic atoms constantly combining and separating of their own insensate material accord.

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