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Author Archive for: ‘Cassius Amicus’

  • ElliDog2

    A Man’s Neighbor And His Dog – by Elli Pensa

      I have a story to tell you about a man’s neighbor and his dog, but first I would like to share with you some thoughts on Epicurean Doctrine 40: “As many as possess the power to procure complete security from their neighbors, these also …

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    My Best Summary As Of November 2018

    After almost ten years of dedicated study of Epicurean philosophy, the best summary of the most important points I can produce is: 1 – There are no supernatural gods. 2 – There is no life after death. 3 – Pleasure is the Guide of Life. …

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    A Five Star Presentation of Epicurean Philosophy

    I think it’s important that we begin to present Epicurean philosophy through podcasts and other audio-video means, so as  a test I put together this basic presentation.  I haven’t edited the sound and this includes all the unprofessional “uhs” that come with someone who has …

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  • Justice Is Not Absolute. Definitions Matter.

    Justice is Not Absolute. PD33 “33. There never was such a thing as absolute justice….” Definitions Matter. One Man’s “Human Right” is another Man’s “Oppression”: “In the first place, Herodotus, you must understand what it is that words denote, in order that by reference to …

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  • NineStarConclusions

    Star Conclusions of Epicurus

    The usefulness of every bullet-point list has to be judged by its context and its target. The 40 Authorized Doctrines, for example, were clearly compiled for people who had a significant prior understanding both of Epicurean theory and general philosophical issues. The key Epicurean principles …

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  • Pontius Pilate

    Epicurus and the Pontius Pilate Question: “What Is Truth?”

    This post is a very narrow point on a huge subject, the question of “what is truth?”  Some will say this is so obvious as to be unnecessary to discuss, but I don’t think that is correct.  Maybe it’s just me, but I think the …

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