Lucretius Today Podcast Episode 152 “Epicurus And His Philosophy – Part 8 – The New Education

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Welcome to Episode One Hundred Fifty-Two of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote “On The Nature of Things,” the only complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we’ll walk you through the ancient Epicurean texts, and we’ll discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at, where you will find a discussion thread for each of our podcast episodes and many other topics.

We’re now in the process of a series of podcasts intended to provide a general overview of Epicurean philosophy based on the organizational structure employed by Norman DeWitt in his book “Epicurus and His Philosophy.” This week we are going to examine Chapter 6 entitled “The New Education.”

Chapter VI – The New Education

Intro –
Contrasts with Platonic education
New emphasis in rhetoric
Rejection of dialectic and mathematics
The Heavenly Apocalypse
Flight of the mind through the universe
The Tour of the Universe
the “journey” or “tour”
The Use of The Epitome
The New Textbooks

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