The term Cyrenaics ─ derived from the home town Cyrene of Socrates' pupil Aristippus  ─ is used to describe those philosophers who subscribed to the tradition founded by the latter. A list of C. can be found in Diog. Laert. 2,86. Whenever ancient texts refer globally to Aristippus and the C., the topic is almost invariably that they considered pleasure (hēdonḗ) the supreme good (summum bonum) and highest aim (télos). In the development of this view (and of the philosophy …
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