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Aristippus

[ar-uh-stip-uh s]
noun
  1. 435?–356? b.c., Greek philosopher: founder of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy.
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Historical Examples of aristippus

  • From Antisthenes came the Cynics; from Aristippus the philosophers of pleasure.

    Initiation into Philosophy

    Emile Faguet

  • And when Aristippus, returning to the charge, asked him "if he knew of any thing beautiful."

  • “At this rate you might find beauty in a basket to carry dung,” said Aristippus.

  • When Aristippus was asked by someone, "Are you everywhere then?"

  • "Cincinnatus is a better model than Aristippus: confess it," said I, smiling.

    Devereux, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for aristippus

Aristippus

noun
  1. ?435–?356 bc, Greek philosopher, who believed pleasure to be the highest good and founded the Cyrenaic school
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