Four Translations of A Key Selection from Lucretius - Gods Did Not Design the World for Men, and Pleasure is the Guide of Life

  • Four translations of a key selection from Lucretius, from which we can be sure about these three foundations of Epicurean thought:

    1 - That in "physics," the universe came together from natural elements without a supernatural god organizing them;

    2 - That in "ethics," pleasure is the guide of life for all living things;

    3 - That in "canonics" we can be confident in our conclusions about the nature of the universe by reasoning based on what we are able to observe through our senses.