In this article I wish to emphasize the significance of τὸ κατ' ἔνδειαν ἀλγοῦν, an expression appearing in our sources on Epicurean ethics which seems to have been neglected in the scholarly literature. On the strength of my findings I shall suggest a new interpretation of one category in the Epicurean division of pleasures, namely καταστηματικὴ ἡδονή. I shall argue that within the katastematic pleasures a division is to be made between the removal of pain due to want and the removal of pain due to what is. These two subgroups will then be identified with the division between katastematic pleasures concerning the body and katastematic pleasures concerning the soul respectively.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - 2016|