In a 750-1000 word essay, please respond to the following:
Analyze and explain Epicurus’ famous proclamation: “Thanks be to blessed Nature because she has made what is necessary easy to supply, and what is not easy unnecessary…The right understanding of these facts enables us to refer all choice and avoidance to the health of the body and the soul’s freedom from disturbance, since this is the aim of the life of blessedness.” Do you agree or disagree with this assessment of the good life, and why?
In support of your argument, please refer to specific passages from the video (Alain de Botton’s “Epicurus on Happiness—Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness,” available on YouTube via the link below) as well as to the textbook.
Be sure to include at least two APA or MLA-formatted citations of the textbook reading assignments in order to be eligible for full credit.
Youtube video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irornIAQzQY
Book- “Philosophy And The Good Life” A textbook for beginners by: Mark Arandia (Second Edition)