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General Discussion
For General Discussion Not Yet Assigned To A Detailed Category. If you are new to the forum feel free to post here until you explore the other sections. This is also the location for announcements, newsletters, and forum upgrades
Forum MembershipNew Member Welcome threads, Community Standards, Rules of the Forum, Statement of Purpose, Birthday Announcements, "New Friends Corner" postings
Private SectionFor Moderators of
Forum Events
Epicurean philosophy discussions lead by forum admin and moderators - Via Zoom
For discussion of the promotion of Epicurean philosophy; online and local gatherings and organizations, non-forum Epicurean philosophy events
Major Projects
Lucretius Today Podcast, Epicurus College, Epicurean Week, and more
Epicurean Lifestyle and Self-ImprovementFor Discussion of Modern Life Issues from an Epicurean Perspective, including diet, health, self-help, hobbies, etc. Almost any topic is welcome, but as per our forum rules, please avoid contemporary political issues.
PhysicsFor Discussion of the Nature of the Universe, which includes the issue of (1) everything within in, including the existence of non-supernatural gods, and (2) the impossibility of anything outside of it, and (3) the temporary nature of the human body and soul.
CanonicsFor Discussion of the Epicurean theory of knowledge, how reason is dependent on the senses, and when we should be confident that our conclusions are correct.
EthicsFor Discussion of the Epicurean theory of how to live, including Pleasure (rather than Virtue or Piety) as the goal of life, the Epicurean calculus of choosing between pleasure and pain.
Ancient Texts
For Discusion of Core Epicurean Materials from the Ancient World. A Forum or subforum is generally available for every major text - Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings, De Rerum Natura, etc.
Modern Books, Articles, Videos, etc.
Modern Books, Articles, Podcasts, YouTube Videos, and Other Multimedia. This section includes forums dedicated to DeWitt's "Epicurus and His Philosophy" as well as other major books and articles on Epicurus from the last several hundred years.
ComparisonsFor Discussion of Comparison of Epicurean Philosophy with Opposing Religions and Philosophies. This is the place to discuss the differences between Epicurus and Stoicism, Buddhism, Platonism, Aristotelianism, Cyreniacs, etc.
Epicurean Historical Figures
For Discussion of Specific Aspects of the Lives of Epicurean Historical Figures such as Epicurus, Hermarchus, Metrodorus, Lucretius, and others.
For Discussion of Notable Figures of History Who Were Not Epicureans But Who Are Nevertheless of Special Significance, Such as Gassendi, Thoma Jefferson, Nietzsche, and others.
Places of Interest To Epicurean History
For Discussion of Specific Places of Interest to Epicurean History, such as Athens and Herculaneum.
History and Culture - Classical Antiquity
For Discussion of History and Culture during the time of Epicurus and Epicurean communities.
Epicurean Art and Symbolism - Historical and Modern
For Discussion of All Art which is Epicurean-Inspired or Epicurean-Friendly, past or present including sculptures, reproductions, music, poetry, literature -- including iconography of Epicurus.