Posted by Kelli on March 11, 2002 at 22:49:39:
In Reply to: Re: I should clarify posted by The Boy Who Barked like a Dog on March 11, 2002 at 21:41:49:
Perhaps one can oppose the Apollonian with the Dionysian, rather than Epicurian. Ultimately, although Epicurus taught a materialist metaphysics, he did teach that tranquility was the highest pleasure and that this could be attained by LIMITING one's desires. That doesn't sound like the US does it? I mean, today's west is about fulfilling, and indeed, over-fulfilling any and every desire pops into one's head. Epicurus would roll in his grave.
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