Most of the commentaries on here focus on whether the Greeks had a "scientific method". Was the canon a scientific method, or merely a philosophical one?
Wow that is quite a long article! I will bookmark to go through it more thoroughly.
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.