The Meaning of Life According to Socrates, Epicurus, and Me

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The Meaning of Life According to Socrates, Epicurus, and I The Meaning of Life According to Socrates, Epicurus, and I The two philosophers I chose to examine for the purposes of this paper/exercise are Socrates and Epicurus. As stated, these men were exclusively philosophers, while they were also writers and theorists. I chose Socrates because he is a fundamental fixture in Western philosophy. He is respected and read by scholars and professionals all around the world for centuries. Socrates is one of the most famous philosophers who directly influenced a number of other famous philosophers, including those during his lifetime. I chose Epicurus because I was forced by my parents to take Latin. As part of my Latin studies and translations, we had to translate some of Epicurus' work. What struck me about him was his sense of humor, as well as being one of the earliest western philosopher's who had a concept of atoms and molecules. I am familiar with Socrates in a more general sense because he is so well-known, but I am familiar with Epicurus on a literary and conceptual level. As part of my studies in Latin, I had to translate as well as analyze a number of his works. I have read a few of Socrates' texts, as part of assignments for professors, not necessarily out of my own interests. I have had to engage in Socrates' works in courses on philosophy, political science, and literature. I have read some of Epicurus' texts from start to finish, at first because of assignments,

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