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Articles on History of the Epicurean Movement


    You have been deceived.


    If you are hearing these words in the early years of the twenty-first century, then you have already wasted much of your life dealing with nonsense.

    If you are surrounded by people who are called “religious,” then you have wasted your time dealing with people who claim that a god created the universe; that a god determined the course of your life before you were born; that a god will tell you what to do while you are alive, and that a god will punish or reward

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    Epicurean Basics (Discussion of the Article At the Epicurus Facebook Page)


    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” and “bad,” “right” and “wrong,” “holy” and “evil,” or even “indifferent.” The only guide to living with

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