Epicurus Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Asmis, Elizabeth. Epicurus's Scientific Method. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1984, 385 p.

Counters the view that "Epicurus did not have a coherent method of scientific inference" with an extended investigation of his principles of observation and resolution.

Brunschwig, Jacques. Papers in Hellenistic Philosophy. Trans. Janet Lloyd Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1994, 277 p.

Reprints two influential papers by an important professor of classical philosophy.

Clay, D. Lucretius and Epicurus. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1983.

In-depth study of the two major voices of Epicureanism, emphasizing Lucretius's inheritance from Epicurus.

Furley, D. J. Two Studies in the Greek Atomists. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1967, 256 p.

Delves into the details of Epicurus's atomical theories from the perspective of the physical sciences.

Konstan, David. Some Aspects of Epicurean Psychology. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1973, 82 p.

Examines Epicurus's concept of human emotions—specifically fears and desires—to postulate the philosopher's notion of individual psychology and social organization.

Mitsis, J. Epicurus' Ethical Theory. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1988, 224 p.

Comprehensive examination of Epicurus's thought on ethics determines its overall coherence.

Nichols, James H., Jr. Epicurean Political Philosophy. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1972, 214 p.

Primarily concerned with Lucretius's On the Nature of Things, but through that argues for the political implications of Epicurus's thought.

Rist, J. M. Epicurus: An Introduction. Cambridge, England: Cambridge at the University Press, 1972, 185 p.

Provides a comprehensive view of Epicurus's philosophy, accessible to the novice but designed more for the reader familiar with classics.