Definitions for "Epicureanism"
Attachment to the doctrines of Epicurus; the principles or belief of Epicurus.
the doctrine of the Greek philosopher Epicurus (d. 270 BC) who taught that the highest good is personal happiness.
the moral philo sophy of Epicurus which rejected the involvement of the gods in human life and urged the avoidance of pain; Epicureanism promoted seeking pleasure; however, the pleasure to seek was not bodily pleasure but rather pleasure for the soul; ataraxia, the absence of disturbance, is most important; Epicureans worked to free themselves from distractions of the outside world.