Secondly, both philosophers believed that happiness can be found in the community. For Aristotle, he believed that putting other people first would make the environment a better, happier place. For Epicurus however, his use of community is said in terms of justice. Epicurus believed the community should not harm another to achieve pleasure. He later returned and desired to continue the teachings of Socrates and further his philosophical thought. Both Plato and Socrates saw the soul as superior to the external body.
Epicurus B. He studied at Plato's Academy when it was run by Xenocrates. Later, when he joined his family on Colophon, Epicurus studied under Nausiphanes, who introduced him to the philosophy of Democritus. It was in its garden that he taught his philosophy. Epicurus and his followers, who included enslaved people and women, secluded themselves from the life of the city. Epicurus and his philosophy of pleasure have been controversial for over years. One reason is our tendency to reject pleasure as a moral good.