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  • Selection 090

    “This Week In Epicurean Philosophy”

    For the last several years (one hundred and twenty five weeks, to be exact) I have been producing a short weekly summary of notable links and discussions on the Facebook Epicurean Philosophy page.  I intend to keep that up into the foreseeable future, and at …

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  • Limifofpleasure

    “Quantity” Does Not Equal “Type”

    The diagram associated with this post is intended to dramatize the question:  Does any quantity of a thing ever change that thing into its opposite?  When Epicurus stated that there are only two feelings, pleasure and pain, it seems to me that he was making …

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  • HerodotusEpicurusSupeSmaller

    Peace and Safety For Your Twentieth of September! – An Overview of the Letter to Herodotus

    Peace and Safety to the Epicureans of today, no matter where you might be!   This month for the Twentieth, I offer a quick outline of the major points of the letter to Herodotus, which I think is one of the most under-appreciated of the …

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  • Against The Men Of The Crowd RECTANGLE

    Fundamentals of Epicurean Philosophy – An Outline

    This outline represents my latest aid to discussing Epicurus with people who are new to the philosophy. I can’t represent that I have stated or ordered each and every one of these points in exactly the same way that an ancient Epicurean would have done, but …

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  • Selection 071

    All Dressed Up But No Place To Go

    Thanks to Alexander R. for linking to this video at the Science Channel, which alleges that the robot in this example is well on its way to learning emotional associations. I have some very serious reservations about the video (does pushing on the robot from behind …

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  • Tombstone Varus

    A Season Of The Year To Remember Fallen Epicureans

    Checking back over the last four years, it seems that late in August of odd-numbered years I have resubmitted the following post on “A Season of the Year To Remember Fallen Epicureans.”  This year, thanks to some posts by Domagoj V., I see that the season …

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