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  1. Epicureanism

    • IPA[ɛpɪkjʊ(ə)ˈriːənɪz(ə)m]

    英式

    • n.
      an ancient school of philosophy founded in Athens by Epicurus. The school rejected determinism and advocated hedonism (pleasure as the highest good), but of a restrained kind: mental pleasure was regarded more highly than physical, and the ultimate pleasure was held to be freedom from anxiety and mental pain, especially that arising from needless fear of death and of the gods.
    • noun: Epicureanism

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    • IPA[ˌepəkyəˈrēəˌnizəm]

    美式

    • n.
      an ancient school of philosophy founded in Athens by Epicurus. The school rejected determinism ...

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