This podcast is the first of a series of three podcasts that will discuss Cicero’s treatise On Moral Ends. I have just published an illustrated, annotated translation of this rich and nuanced work, and wanted to introduce readers to the book’s major concepts and arguments. This podcast discusses the following subjects:
1. The origin and purpose of the work
2. The main ideas of, and arguments for, the Epicurean philosophy
3. The flaws and criticisms of Epicureanism
What you should think about after reading books 1 and 2 of On Moral Ends is this: what do I think about Epicureanism? Do I agree with its worldviews? Does it offer a valid conception of the Ultimate Good?
This podcast can be found on iTunes, YouTube, Soundcloud, and Google Play.
On Moral Ends can be found here, and is available in paperback and Kindle versions: