435?–356? b.c., Greek philosopher: founder of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy.
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How to use Aristippus in a sentence
Aristippus, the founder of the Cyreniac school, was a sort of philosophic voluptuary, teaching that pleasure is the end of life.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
Plato mentions no names: but he means (according to some commentators) Leukippus and Demokritus — perhaps Aristippus also.
Plato therefore had no good foundation for the sarcasm which he throws out against Aristippus.
Possibly Aristippus may have been the author of it: but we can hardly tell what he meant, or how he defended it.
The word γένεσις is also very obscure: and we are not sure that Aristippus employed it.
British Dictionary definitions for Aristippus
?435–?356 bc, Greek philosopher, who believed pleasure to be the highest good and founded the Cyrenaic school
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