Epicurus (341-270 BCE)
Hellenistic philosopher and founder of the school of Epicureanism,
which focused on an ethical, hedonistic way of life in the context of an
atomistic, materialistic universe. He
had a type of survival of the fittest doctrine which accounted for the
evolution of species. Although such a
teaching avoided Aristotles appeal to final causes, it still made room for the
activities of Greek gods.
Contributed by: Marty
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