Socrates is commonly viewed as a model of rational argumentation and ascetic behavior. However, there is a different way of Socratic thinking – the Cyrenian school with its founder Aristippus of Cyrene. This philosopher was considered a radical hedonist for whom good life was fulfilled only with pleasure. Our paper has two main goals: 1) in the first part of this study we will answer the question whether Aristippus' hedonism corresponds to other forms of Socratic approach to virtue; 2) in the second part of our text we will deal with the problem of what the Aristippean education through pleasure might look like.
Arete, Aristippus, hedoné, Paideia, Socrates