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Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2012’

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    The True Context of Virtue Is Not Original Sin But “Original Honesty”

    I return again and again to the topic of “virtue” because I have a concept of virtue embedded in my mind from pre-Epicurean days which I need to un-learn.  Epicurus’ perspective on virtue as derived from Nature differed greatly from the common view that virtue …

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    Should “Lady Justice” Be Blindfolded?

    Wikipedia reports that use of a “blindfold” on symbols of “Lady Justice” is a modern innovation: Since the 15th century, Lady Justice has often been depicted wearing a blindfold. The blindfold represents objectivity, in that justice is or should be meted out objectively, without fear …

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    Happy Twentieth of June!

    Peace and Safety to the Epicureans of today, no matter where you might be! Wow, I have been busy lately, and I was out of town yesterday, so I have to apologize for posting a day late.  For today’s post, here is a short selection …

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  • ExtractedEpicurus

    For “Father’s Day” in the U.S.: “You, Father, found the truth….” and saved us from folly.

    O glory of the Greeks, the first to raise the shining light out of tremendous dark, illumining the blessings of our life. You are the one I follow; in your steps I tread, not as a rival, but for love of your example.  Does the …

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  • Against The Vulcans

    “Against The Vulcans”

     The thoughts in this post will no doubt need review and revision, but I think they are significant enough to post.  I am going to deal here not so much with the fine details, but with what I consider to be the general “public perception” …

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    Do Harpsichords Go Sledding In the Snow For Fun?

     Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal.  Ecclesiastes 3:19   The subject of similarities and differences between the nature …

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