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  • Peace and Safety for Your Twentieth of May!

    “Genial, Reasonable, Yet Resolute” My thought for the day was prompted by a line from “St. Paul and Epicurus,” wherein Norman Dewitt stated that “[T]he philosophy of Epicurus was animated by a characteristic spirit, genial and reasonable and yet resolute, and to capture this spirit …

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  • Against The Men Of The Crowd RECTANGLE

    I Choose Epicurus

    I choose to live my life in gratitude to the Nature that produced and sustains me.  I therefore gladly choose Epicurus as my guide, and I choose to remind myself why I live and do all things as if Epicurus were beside me: *  I …

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  • A Twentieth message For April from Diogenes of Oinoanda

    Once again I am late with my “happy twentieth” message.   I had the best of intentions to start a series of these based on the Epicurean Inscription of Diogenes of Oinoanda, but here’s the first, a day late:  Peace and Safety to the Epicureans among …

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  • New Ebook – The Tripod of Truth: An Introduction To The Book That Fell From The Heavens

    In today’s post I return to Epicurus’ Canon of Truth, and announce a new ebook on the topic:  The Tripod of Truth, An Introduction to the Book That Fell From the Heavens.  The latest ebook can be downloaded for free here.  Also check our page …

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  • Epicureanism and Sympathy for Animals

    There are several famous passages by Epicurean-influenced authors that indicate a profound sympathy for the feeling of animals.  Consider: Lucretius in Book II of De Rerum Natura: (“A calf, struck down before some god’s august demesne, lies fallen near the incense-bearing altar, the warm blood …

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  • The Tripod of Truth

    When designing the cover for the first edition of my Jackson Barwis ebook, I used a photo of a replica of a tripod that had been discovered in Herculaneum.  That seemed a good choice at the time, but now I realize that I overlooked the …

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