Phycology and Friendship Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Date Phycology and Friendship Similarities and Differences between Stoical and Epicurean wise person Epicureanism and Stoicism are two philosophical schools of thought that arose after Aristotle. King Woody and Viney (2015) acknowledge that despite these two opposing lines of thought differing on their tenets they have a common ground on their wise person on self-sufficiency. Epicurus describes the wise man as entirely self-sufficient and content with what they possess. Stoical wise is similar to the Epicurus wise as they are self-sufficient and do not necessarily need a friend for their the bond is all the same thing bound together by utility and satisfaction. Unlike the wise man described by Stilbo Epicurus have friends aligned to his plans and disappears at after the completion of the task. The wise man described by Epicurus is not a fool as he may need nothing but know how to use the things and people around him for his own personal gain. Reference King D. B. Woody W. D. & Viney W. (2015). History of Psychology: Ideas and Context. Routledge. Sharples R. W. (2014). Stoics Epicureans and Sceptics: an introduction to Hellenistic philosophy. Routledge. [...]
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