Epicureanism

Epicurean Beliefs

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Fast Facts: Epicurean Beliefs
Overview Materialism: everything is made of atoms, including gods and the soul. A deistic sort of polytheism: the gods exist, but take no notice of humans. Everything is made of atoms, including gods and the soul. No afterlife.
God(s) Polytheism, but the gods take no notice of humans.
Meaning of Life Pursue the highest pleasures (friendship and tranquility) and avoid pain.
Afterlife No afterlife. The soul dissolves when the body dies.
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Title Epicurean Beliefs
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Last UpdatedJanuary 28, 2021
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MLA Citation “Epicurean Beliefs.” ReligionFacts.com. 28 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021. <religionfacts.com/epicureanism/beliefs>