Introduction:

Cyrenaicism is a school of philosophy begun by Aristippus of Cyrene in the 4th century BCE. The Cyrenaics taught a sceptical epistemology (theory of knowledge) whereby we can only have certain knowledge of our subjective experiences, but nothing in the exterior world (though of course we can make plausible…

Introduction:

The Cyrenaics were a minor Socratic school of philosophy based primarily in the North African city of Cyrene. The school was inspired by the person and philosophy of Aristippus the Elder, a pleasure-loving student of Socrates. The Cyrenaics taught an empiricist and sceptical epistemology (theory of knowledge) and a…

Cyrenaicism, or the Cyrenaic school of philosophy, is named after the North African city of Cyrene, where most of the movement’s philosophers came from. The school existed for about two centuries, during the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. The Cyrenaics taught that the telos, chief good, or goal of life…

In 2017, I underwent a powerful religious experience which I interpreted as an experience of Christ. Given how indescribably profound and intense that experience was, I do not blame myself for coming to what I now regard as a quite implausible explanation. Nevertheless, I enjoyed what becoming a Christian brought…

Jordan Crago

I am a philosophy undergrad with a growing interest in the pragmatic, therapeutic philosophies of ancient Greece — especially the Cyrenaic school.

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