Major Issues In Understanding Epicurean Philosophy

  • Once there was an Alt-Left, then there was an Alt-Right. Should there now be an Alt-Epicurean? or "Neo-Epicurean?" No, because the positions in the table above designated as "Alternative" were probably the true positions of Epicurus. It is the modern mainstream view that deserves the name "alt-Epicurean" but the shorter and more accurate title for those who take that position in the modern world (not the ancients, who would violently disagree with the moderns!) is more simply "Stoic."