For centuries, Epicureanism has had a reputation problem, bringing to mind drunken gluttons or the well-worn adage that we should eat, drink, and be merry. Catherine Wilson shows that Epicureanism isn't an excuse for having a good time, it is a means to live a good life. Just like the ancient Greeks, we grapple with issues of love, money, family, politics; Wilson encourages us with the Epicurean worldview, a philosophy that promotes reason, respect for the natural world, and reverence for our fellow humans.
"[Wilson] guides readers through what can seem a very contemporary philosophy valuing rational thought, physical evidence, non-self-interested justice, and human free will…. This is a valuable introduction to a very influential philosophy."—Booklist