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This monograph describes the contributions to our present figuring out of caliber of existence made through an important historical philosophers within the Western culture. It does so from the perspective of a modern researcher in caliber of existence or human health and wellbeing. Revisiting historical texts from approximately six hundred BCE to three hundred BCE, the booklet explores the earliest principles in recorded western philosophical and medical heritage that have been considerably with regards to present learn and knowing of the standard of existence or overall healthiness for people and groups. It examines the issues and suggestions present in those texts and their connection to nonetheless present primary matters and questions reminiscent of: ‘What is an effective life?’, ‘What is the easiest type of individual to be?’ ‘How can one inform if one’s society is making growth to a few kind of fascinating country or falling backwards?’ The booklet exhibits that throughout time and throughout many cultures, the human species bears a few amazing similarities.

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