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English philosopher, John Locke. This is one of themes of my book "How to Wake Up" (substituting "people" for "men" of course).


Epicureanism. Major Thinkers include Epicurus (d. 270 BCE) and Lucretius (95-55 BCE). Key Concepts. Greatest good comes from peace of mind (ataraxia) and pleasure (lack of bodily pain). Pleasure can be found in knowledge, friendship, and living a virtuous and temperate life. Since eternal atoms make up existence, individuals should control lives without fear of God or death. No call for social duty.


Self-Scrutiny Applied with Kindness: Epictetus’s Enduring Wisdom on Happiness and How Philosophy Helps Us Answer the Soul’s Cry

The principle that emotional and physical self-control leads to inner peace and strength, allowing one to live a happier life. A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy.