Aristippus

Aristippus
Birth 435 BC
Death 355 BC

Hedonist and founder of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy. He was a pupil of both Socrates and Antisthenes, but his lifestyle couldn’t have been more different to theirs; in place of asceticism, he had a passionate (albeit strictly controlled) love of luxury and sensual pleasure. He espoused the idea that only the present matters; the past no longer exists and the future is fundamentally unknowable.

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