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Aristippus

Aristippus (ărĭstĭpˈəs), c.435–c.360 B.C., Greek philosopher of Cyrene, first of the Cyrenaics. He held pleasure to be the highest good and virtue to be identical with the ability to enjoy. His doctrines, comprising the first coherent exposition of hedonism, opposed those of the Cynics, although both groups drew upon aspects of Socratic philosophy.
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(1) I have not seen this, but going by Tsouna's encyclopedia articles (see References), she arrived at the following dates: Aristippus of Cyrene ca.
(2) There are passing references such as that to "Academic and Pyrrhonian enquirers" on page 1, that to Arcesilaus's interpretation of Socrates on page 140, and the disclaimer on page 139 that nothing in what is said in the final chapter either confirms or precludes influences of Aristippus of Cyrene on Pyrrho or of Pyrrho on Aristippus the Younger.