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Hegesias
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(Ἡγησίας; Hēgēsías).

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[1] Cyrenaic, c. 300 BC

 Cyrenaic, lived in the decades before and after 300 BC. Due to the modifications that he (presumably in dialogue with  Epicurus) made on the original Cyrenaic doctrine of pleasure, some ancient philosophical historians have a new phase in the history of the Cyrenaics begin with him. H. assessed the view that one could succeed in achieving  pleasure and avoiding pain much more pessimistically than the origi…

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Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) and Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), “Hegesias”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e505050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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