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Welcome Friends of Epicurus! Thanks to those who attended our online discussion on May 5th. Our next discussion will be May 19th and our topic will be: Chapter 8 of DeWitt's Epicurus and His Philosophy - "Sensations, Anticipations, and Feelings." As the date and time approach please check this scheduling thread for any last-minute updates. The link to the online chat forum is here. Discussion outlines are posted in this section of the forum, and the discussion plan for Chapter 8 is here.

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    Stan85 I think you raise great questions, but as you would expect I see the answers differently. Out of curiosity, how old are you (generally) and what is your religious background?

    I am almost 60, and was raised mainline/conservative protestant in the…
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    Welcome Stan85 ! Thank you for introducing yourself! Thank you for joining us!
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    Glad to have you Stan85! I will set up a Welcome message like I do for everyone, but thank you for introducing yourself first!!
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    I'm not an expert, but it seems obvious to me that these ethical conclusions follow from Epicurean principles:

    1. Being absolutely mortal, I have no stake in the future.

    2. I owe the world (or "humanity") nothing, and I am owed nothing by the world…
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    I wouldn't consider myself a disciple of the Epicurean philosophy, but I'm interested in it as an object of study.

    I believe that the Epicurean conception of the universe is essentially that of modern science-- essentially in that whatever differences…

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