Philosophy on Epicurus’ famous proclamation
In a 750-1000 word essay, respond to the following:
Analyze and explain Epicurus’ famous proclamation: “Thanks be to blessed Nature because she has made
what is necessary easy to supply. and what is not easy unnecessary…The right understanding of these facts
enables us to refer all choice and avoidance to the health of the body and the soul’s freedom from
disturbance. since this is the aim of the life of blessedness.” Do you agree or disagree with this assessment of
the good life. and why?
In support of your argument. please refer to specific passages from the video (Alain de Botton’s “Epicurus on
Happiness-Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness.” available on YouTube via the link below) as well as to your
own life experiences and observations.