This book seeks to reintroduce pleasure as our innate guide to living a healthy and happy life—a simple yet powerful assertion based on empirical data, which stands up to the strictest scrutiny. Our multiscreen, one-click modern society is often accused of hedonism, yet this perception is contradicted by a widespread obsession with pain. Of course, pain relief and pain control are noteworthy themes, yet it remains remarkable that a minority seeks to understand pleasure and its role in life. Despite its significance, very few have endeavored to recognize and present guidelines based on scientific evidence that pleasure promotes health and happiness.
EPICURUS and THE PLEASANT LIFE: A Philosophy of Nature Kindle Edition
by Haris Dimitriadis
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences | Self-Help
Welcome, seekers of truth!
This 619-page study (2nd edition, November 2022) intends to reintroduce pleasure as an innate guide to living a healthy and happy life — a simple yet powerful assertion based on empirical data, which stands up to the strictest scrutiny.
Along this journey, we will explore evidence throughout the historical evolution of philosophy up to the time of Epicurus, the ancient Greek philosopher who laid the foundations for a philosophy of nature. More specifically, it’s the only philosophy that distinguishes pleasure as the inherent human guide to a healthy and happy life.
Author Haris Dimitriadis spent 15 years fervently researching the ancient Greek philosopher’s teachings, a journey that he believes radically improved his worldview. In this detailed study, the author proposes that fear of pleasure characterizes contemporary society. Dimitriadis writes with open-hearted enthusiasm for his subject and believes that Epicurean philosophy has the power to change lives. With determination and perseverance, you too will find the happiness to which you are entitled. All the “goods” required for happiness are present in the natural world yet regularly overlooked or unappreciated.
This book is a labor of love, a vehicle by which to share my personal experience with you. Despite its technocratic nature, it is undeniably a deposition of my soul, brimming with emotion, pleasure, and pain throughout my quest for joy. I am pleased to present an empirically sound, well-documented philosophy of life that serves as a refreshing alternative to the prevailing idealistic culture.
And now, the caveat: happiness is indeed a choice. You are privileged to find it out through the lines of this book.
“This is a book to be savored not inhaled, each line is intense requiring pause to process and embrace.”
“Epicurus and The Pleasant Life ” by Haris Dimitriadis is one of those books that can literally change your life. I thought Mr. Dimitriadis did a remarkable job in bringing Epicurus ideas to a modern audience.”
“In a world bombarded daily by a bunch of insignificant information, this wonderful book is full of meanings necessary for a brilliant and high-quality life. I couldn’t stop reading, especially because i felt it was pointing out what I did wrong all these years.”
“The author, Haris Dimitriadis, did a spectacular job of weaving, webbing, and intertwining history, psychology, along with a motivational twist… This is a book to be savored not inhaled, each line is intense requiring pause to process and embrace. I loved every second of reading this book and wished it would not end.”
“I love that the ideas are presented clearly with history, science, and provocative ideas blended together for each concept. The writing style itself is easy to read, enjoyable, and I get the impression that the author would be a pleasure to be around, chat with, and know.”
“I want to have it at my fingertips when I want to indulge in one of the concepts and not have to keep borrowing it. Five stars and I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about Epicurus and his philosophy on pleasure.”
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