Cicero’s De Finibus book V: the nature of good and evil

[image: page from De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, Wikimedia]

What is good? What is evil? These twin questions have probably been asked by human beings as soon as our ancestors were capable of posing questions to themselves. In the Greco-Roman tradition they are most famously tackled by Marcus Tullius Cicero in a book entitled De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, or On the Ends of Good and Evil. It was written in less than two months in the summer of 45 BCE…

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

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by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.org/essays/