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I suppose there is something of Schopenhauer in the essence of Proust's tragic-comedic life, although there is angst and pain, Proust uses it to learn and to inform his art.
Moral Philosophy and Ethics (5)
Moral philosophy or ethics is defined as the area of philosophy which concerns itself with theories of ethics, and how we ought to live our lives.This leads to a challenging questions which we can ask ourselves about life that can be paraphrased as What is the purpose of life or What is the good life (not the TV programme with Felicity Kendal )?
The Ancient Greeks had different answers and were ascribed to different tribes to answer these questions, they included:
Cynics - Cynicism originates in the philosophical schools of ancient Greece that has a Socratic link.
Epicureans -are thought of as hedonists but in truth the particular concept is more complex, it is a system of ethics embracing life where the idea is that pleasure or happiness is the chief good.
Stoics - these are members of the ancient Greek school of philosophy that was founded by Zeno of Citium, they believed that virtue and happiness can be achieved only by giving in destiny and the 'natural law'