Hermarchus’ Regression of Prayer meme

  • Quote (found in Les Epicuriens):


    This is why Timeus affirms that, whenever they begin any enterprise, sages always in some way invoke divinity. But the Epicurean Hermarchus says: “How do we avoid regressing to infinity in all enterprise if, even for a minor matter, we have need to turn to prayer. Because for one prayer we will need yet another prayer, and we will never stop praying at any point. ”

    "Please always remember my doctrines!" - Epicurus' last words

  • P 180 of Les Epicuriens


    Source: Commentaire sur le Timée de Platon II, 66 d-e by Proclus

    "Please always remember my doctrines!" - Epicurus' last words