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    A Combination of Illustrations: Seize the Day In 2018 To Fill The Jar Of Life

    I am not an artist and I have not yet been able to produce my own animation of this, but I have become aware that on Youtube and elsewhere there are many modern parables about how to “fill the jar of life.”  With only slight …

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  • Against The Men Of The Crowd RECTANGLE

    A Brief Synopsis Of Thoughts On Epicurean Pleasure

    After a series of good discussions like we have had recently, I like to drop back and consider a high-level big picture Epicurean viewpoint. Here is my latest effort; I invite others to comment or suggest their own: 1) Pleasure is the only thing that …

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  • MerryEpicurean25th

    An Invitation To An Epicurean 25th

    The 25th of December can be a very stressful time of the year, especially for those who find themselves spending it largely or completely alone. Most of us have been raised in cultures with impossible mystical expectations for this day and time of year, and …

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  • Selection 121

    Lucretius: Not Accidents, Not Incidents, but “Contextidents”

    Here is a word issue that has troubled me for a long time.  One of the most important sections of Lucretius (near Book 1, line 424) deals with the nature of combinations of elemental properties, which Lucretius divides into two categories.  The first category is …

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  • FullSingleCupEpicurus

    In Life, There Is No Antidote to Pain But Pleasure

    Anyone who studies Epicurean philosophy quickly learns that Epicurus held a definition of “gods” that is very different from what we are used to today.  Whereas we define “gods” as necessarily implying omnipotence, omnipresence, and supernatural control over nature, Epicurus rejected all those assertions and …

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  • EpicurusbySarantea

    Epicurean Basics

    Epicurean philosophy is best known for its advocacy of “Pleasure” as the guide to life. Epicurus taught that Nature endows humans (and all animate beings) with a faculty of perceiving feelings either of pleasure and pain. There is no natural faculty for directly perceiving “good” …

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