Cyrenaic sect
Hedonic He*don"ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? pleasure, ? sweet, pleasant.] 1. Pertaining to pleasure. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect. [1913 Webster]

{Hedonic sect} a sect that placed the highest good in the gratification of the senses, -- called also {Cyrenaic sect}, (which see), and {School of Aristippus}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hedonic sect — Hedonic He*don ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? pleasure, ? sweet, pleasant.] 1. Pertaining to pleasure. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect. [1913 Webster] {Hedonic sect} a sect that placed the highest good in the gratification… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hedonic — He*don ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? pleasure, ? sweet, pleasant.] 1. Pertaining to pleasure. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect. [1913 Webster] {Hedonic sect} a sect that placed the highest good in the gratification of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • School of Aristippus — Hedonic He*don ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? pleasure, ? sweet, pleasant.] 1. Pertaining to pleasure. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect. [1913 Webster] {Hedonic sect} a sect that placed the highest good in the gratification… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Theodorus the Atheist — Theodorus ( el. Θεόδωρος) the Atheist, of Cyrene, was a philosopher of the Cyrenaic school who lived around 300 BC. He lived in both Greece and Alexandria, before ending his days in his native city of Cyrene. As a Cyrenaic philosopher, he taught… …   Wikipedia

  • Bion of Borysthenes — ( el. Βίων Βορυσθενίτης), was a Greek philosopher, who lived c. 325 c. 250 BC. After being sold into slavery, and then released, he moved to Athens, where he studied in almost every school of philosophy available. It is, however, for his Cynic… …   Wikipedia

  • philosophy, Western — Introduction       history of Western philosophy from its development among the ancient Greeks to the present.       This article has three basic purposes: (1) to provide an overview of the history of philosophy in the West, (2) to relate… …   Universalium

  • Epicureanism — • In its popular sense, the word stands for a refined and calculating selfishness, seeking not power or fame, but the pleasures of sense, particularly of the palate, and those in company rather than solitude Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Evil — • In a large sense, described as the sum of the opposition, which experience shows to exist in the universe, to the desires and needs of individuals; whence arises, among humans beings at least, the sufferings in which life abounds Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Good — • The moral good (bonum honestum) consists in the due ordering of free action or conduct according to the norm of reason, the highest faculty, to which it is to conform Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Good     Good …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”