This annual title, "Happier than the gods," takes its inspiration from Vatican Sentence 33. “The cry of the flesh is: be not hungry, be not thirsty, be not cold. He who has satisfied these needs, or who expects to be able to satisfy them, can compete in happiness even with Zeus.” We will take the opportunity to compare Epicurus' thought on Happiness with the Jewish tradition and Christianity.
Happier than the Gods, Fifth Epicurean Festival is organized by Vivere Senigallia in collaboration with Fidapa BPW Italy of Senigallia and the City of Senigallia.The afternoon session, from 5 to 8 p.m., will be held at the Rotonda a Mare. Here are the speakers.
Raimondo Cubeddu of the University of Pisa will open the festival with a talk entitled: Epicureanism in Modern Political Philosophy.
Federico Giulio Corsi of Sapienza University and Jurgen Hammertaed of the University of Cologne will discuss an unpublished translation of Enoanda's maxims. A philosophical breviary: the sentences in the Epicurean inscription of Diogenes of Oinoanda the title of their talk.
Paola Palmieri of Liceo Medi in Senigallia, who has just been awarded the National Philosophy Prize "The Figures of Thought" will speak to us about Happiness as eudaimonia or autarchy? Philosophical Practices and Self-Care.
Vittorio Robiati Bendaud of the University of Lugano will conclude the afternoon. Happiness as Duty to God. A comparison between classical Epicureanism and the Talmudic tradition.
In the evening at 9 p.m., again at the Rotonda a Mare, the protagonists will be the Epicurean philosopher Gianluca Esposito and the Bishop of Senigallia Franco Manenti who will dialogue on the theme: Epicurus and Jesus? A Comparison on Happiness.
Admission is free and free in the afternoon and evening.