Mises UK piece "Epicurus, Father of the Enlightenment

  • I see that the article reproduces two accusations I find most irritating:


    (1) that Epicurus "derided" mathematics, and

    (2) that Epicurus "rejected" politics.


    I continue to think that is misrepresentation. It is not "deriding" something to put it in its proper place, and it is not "rejecting" something in total to carve our a proper and an improper use for an activity.


    It would be very helpful in promoting Epicurus to have a reference that articulately points out that Epicurus was not "anti-science" and "anti" all politics.


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