On Happiness


Now that I've completed my Epicurus translations, I'm working on a short book that will enable modern readers to more easily understand both Epicurean theory and practice. The working title is "Epicurus on Happiness", and I plan to complete it by the end of the year.

After that, I'm thinking about writing a series of such books: brief explorations of thoughts on the good life from Aristotle and Nietzsche for sure, and perhaps also Thoreau, Emerson, Spinoza, the Stoics, and a few others (my book The Tao of Roark can be considered the first book in the series). This extended project would provide a good reason to delve deeply into alternative approaches to the love and practice of wisdom. After all, what is more important than eudaimonia?

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