The Lucretius Today Podcast

The Lucretius Today Podcast is a weekly panel discussion and presentation of Epicurean philosophy.


Our current podcasters are: Cassius, Martin, Joshua, Kalosyni, and Don.


Each episode of the show has a thread below with podcast notes and listener comments. The podcast is available for free subscription at all major podcast sources. For the text of Lucretius read during the first 92 episodes, click here to download the EpicureanFriends Reference Edition of Lucretius.


Here are our ground rules and goals of the podcast:


First: Our aim is to bring you an accurate presentation of classical Epicurean philosophy as the ancient Epicureans understood it, not to substitute our own opinions for those of Lucretius or Epicurus.


Second: In this podcast we don't express or imply or personal opinions on modern political issues. At Epicureanfriends.com we call this approach "Not Neo-Epicurean, But Epicurean." Epicurean philosophy is not Stoicism, Humanism, Buddhism, Taoism, Atheism, or Marxism - it is a unique philosophy of its own, to be understood on its own terms, and not as subordinate to or in terms of any other schools, conventional modern moralities, or political positions.


Third: The close study of Epicurean philosophy reveals that Epicurus did not advocate the pursuit of luxury, but neither did he teach a minimalist lifestyle. As is written in Vatican Saying 63, "Frugality too has a limit, and the man who disregards it is like him who errs through excess." The four key points taught by Epicurus that we stress at EpicureanFriends.com are (1) There are no supernatural gods, (2) There is no life after death, (3) All good and evil consist in sensation, and (4) Pleasure is the beginning and end of the blessed life.


These ethical points are as emphasized by Diogenes of Oinoanda: "But since, as I say, the issue is not 'what is the means of happiness?' but 'what is happiness and what is the ultimate goal of our nature?' I say both now and always, shouting out loudly to all Greeks and non-Greeks, that Pleasure is the end of the best mode of life, while the virtues, which are inopportunely messed about by these people (being transferred from the place of the means to that of the end), are in no way an end, but the means to the end."


As much as anything else, Epicurus taught that any happiness we ever have comes in this life, which is why it is so important not to waste time in confusion, and why we hope to benefit our listeners through the discussion of Epicurus.


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If you are just getting started with our podcast, we recommend as representative examples:

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    1. Episode 160 - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 14 - Chapter 8 - Sensations, Anticipations, And Feelings 01 (Not Yet Released)

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    1. Episode 159 - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 13 - Chapter 7 - The Canon Reason and Nature 04 (Not Yet Released) 1

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    1. Episode 158 - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 12 - The Canon, Reason, and Nature 03 3

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    1. Episode 157 - Lucretius Today Interviews Dr. Emily Austin - Part Two 2

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    1. Lucretius Today - Episodes of Special Note 1

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    1. Episode 156 - Lucretius Today Interviews Dr. Emily Austin - Part One 6

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    1. Episode 155 - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 11 - The Canon, Reason, and Nature 02 20

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    1. Episode 154 - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 10 - The Canon, Reason, and Nature 01 50

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    1. Episode 153 - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 09 - The New Education 02 6

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    1. Episode 152 - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 08 - The New Education 01 6

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode 151 - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 07 - "The New School In Athens" 20

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    1. Episode 150 - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 06 - Development of the School in Mytilene and Lampsacus 4

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty-Nine - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 05 - The Early Years of Epicurus 4

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty-Eight - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 04 - True Opinions And False Opinions About Epicurus 13

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty-Seven - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 03 - True Opinions And False Opinions About Epicurus 15

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty-Six - "Epicurus And His Philosophy" Part 02 - The Three Divisions of Epicurean Philosophy 10

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty-Five - Part 01 (Chapter 1 of Epicurus And His Philosophy) 17

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty-Four - Diogenes of Oinoanda (Part 4) Virtue Not The Highest Good 3

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty-Three - Diogenes of Oinoanda (Part 3) The Superiority of The Epicurean Viewpoint on "Gods" 2

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty Two - Diogenes of Oinoanda (Part 2) "Reality" 7

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty-One - Proclaiming Epicurus To The World: Diogenes of Oinoanda (Part One) 34

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    1. Episodes Of Lucretius Today Available At Archive.org 2

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    1. Episode One Hundred Forty - The Letter to Menoeceus 07 - Completion of the Letter 7

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty-Nine - The Letter to Menoeceus 06 - Pleasure Part Two 28

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty Eight - Letter to Menoeceus 5 - Pleasure Part One 109

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty-Seven - The Letter to Menoeceus 04 - On Death (Part Two) 33

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty-Six - The Letter to Menoeceus 03 - On Death (Part One) 10

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty-Five - The Letter to Menoeceus 02 - On The Nature of the Gods 41

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty-Four - The Letter to Menoeceus 01- Context and Opening of the Letter 30

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty-Three - Letter to Pythocles 07 - Conclusion Of The Letter 6

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty Two - Letter to Pythocles 06 - More On The Weather 5

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty-One - Letter to Pythocles 05 - Weather Phenomena 1

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirty - Letter to Pythocles 04 - More on the Sun and Moon 4

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twenty-Nine - Letter to Pythocles 03 - The Implications Of the Epicurean Position On The Size of the Sun 17

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode 128 - The Twelve Fundamentals of Physics 1

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twenty-Seven - Letter to Pythocles 02 - The Formation of "Worlds" 16

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twenty-Six - Letter to Pythocles 01 - Introduction - On The Basic Approach of Epicurean Philosophy 9

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twenty-Five - Letter to Herodotus 14 - Purpose and Method of Studying Nature - Completion of the Letter 2

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twenty-Four - Letter to Herodotus 13 - Life On Other Worlds, Development of Language, And the Regular Motion of the Stars 5

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twenty-Three: Letter to Herodotus 12 - Events and Time 6

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twenty-Two - Letter to Herodotus 10 - What it Means to "Exist" - Properties and Qualities 7

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twenty-One - Letter to Herodotus 11 - Atoms, The Soul, And Those Who Are Well Disposed Towards Us 4

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twenty - Letter to Herodotus 09 - Epicurus' Rejection of Infinite Divisibility 10

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    1. Episode One Hundred Nineteen - Letter to Herodotus 08 - More On Perception Through The Atoms 18

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    1. Episode One Hundred Eighteen - Letter to Herodotus 07 - "Images" - There's More To Them Than Meets The Eye 25

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    1. Episode One Hundred Seventeen - Letter to Herodotus 06 - The Doctrine of Infinity of Worlds And Its Implications 15

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    1. Episode One Hundred Sixteen - Letter to Herodotus 05 - More Fundamental Physics 4

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    1. Episode One Hundred Fifteen - Letter to Herodotus 04 - Atoms, Void, and Basic Epistemology Issues 15

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    1. Episode One Hundred Fourteen - Letter to Herodotus 03 - The Starting Point of Physics 5

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    1. Episode One Hundred Thirteen - Letter to Herodotus 02 - Principles of Thinking 4

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    1. Episode One Hundred Twelve - Epicurus' Letter to Herodotus 01 (Introduction) 6

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    1. Episode One Hundred Eleven - Torquatus Summarizes The Significance of the Epicurus 12

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    1. Episode One Hundred Ten - The Epicurean View of Friendship (Part 2) 8

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    1. Episode One Hundred Nine - The Epicurean View of Friendship 11

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode One Hundred Eight - The Benefits of A Proper Understanding of the Senses and of Natural Science 42

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    1. Episode One Hundred Seven - The Epicurean Emphasis on Natural Science 8

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    1. Episode One Hundred Six - The Epicurean Attitude Toward Fate / Fortune and the Role of Reason 22

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    1. Episode One Hundred Five - More From Torquatus On The Key Doctrines of Epicurus 10

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    1. Episode One Hundred Four - More Torquatus and a Question: Was The Ancient Epicurean Movement A Cult? 45

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode One Hundred Three - Corollaries to the Doctrines - Part Three 9

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    1. Episode One Hundred Two - Corollaries to the Doctrines - Part Two 30

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode One Hundred One - Corollaries to the Doctrines - Part One 7

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    3. Kalosyni

    1. Episode One Hundred - Concluding On Justice With A Shout To Keep The Virtues In Their Proper Place 7

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Ninety-Nine - The Epicurean View of Justice (Part Two) 22

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Ninety-Eight - The Epicurean View of Justice (Part One) 15

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    1. Episode Ninety-Seven - The Virtues as Instrumental For Pleasure: Temperance and Courage 16

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    1. Episode Ninety-Six - The Proof That Pleasure (And Not Virtue) Is the Supreme Good 14

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Ninety-Five - Understanding The Paradoxical "Absence of Pain" 20

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Ninety-Four: Torquatus Explains Pleasure As the Goal of Life 4

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Ninety-Three: Torquatus Leads Us Forward Into Conflict Over Epicurean Ethics 82

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Ninety-Four (Special) - General Discussion / Recap of Poem (pre-Production) 1

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    1. Episode Ninety-Two - The Plague of Athens, and the End of the Poem 5

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Ninety-One - More on Magnetism, and Introduction To Disease And Plagues 6

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    3. Joshua

    1. Episode Ninety - Recap Of Atomism In Preparation for Details of Magnetism 17

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Eighty-Nine - Unusual Geological Phenomena - Springs That Change From Hot to Cold And Back Again 2

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    1. Episode Eighty-Eight - The Waters of the Nile And The Sulfur Pits That Are Fatal To Birds 3

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Eight-Seven - Earthquakes And The Water Cycle - The Reason The Seas Never Fill Up Over Time 5

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Eighty-Six - Typhoons and Whirlwinds 6

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Eighty-Five - Thunder and Lightning Part Three - Why Do The Gods Send Thunderbolts Onto Their Own Temples? 6

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Eight-Four - Meteorology: Thunder and Lightning - Very Very Frightning Part Two 7

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Eighty-Three - Meteorology: Thunder and Lightning Part One 2

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    3. Cassius

    1. Popularizing The Lucretius Today Podcast 10

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Eighty-Two - The Opening Of Book Six - Restatement of the Goal of the Poem 5

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Eighty-One - Development of the Arts - The End of Book Five 23

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Eighty - The Development of Metallurgy And the Art of War 3

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Seventy-Nine - The Cause of the Arising of Belief In Gods 1

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Seventy-Eight - Ethical Issues Arising In The Formation of Societies 2

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    1. Episode Seventy-Seven - Formation of Language and Early Societies 1

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    1. Episode Seventy-Six - The Rise of Humans and Early Human Society 5

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Seventy-Five - The Rise of Life On Earth, And Which Forms Were Possible And Impossible 1

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Seventy-Four - Eclipses, And The Beginnings of Life on Earth 1

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Seventy-Three - More on The Sun, The Moon, And Related Astronomical Questions 5

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    3. Joshua

    1. Episode Seventy-Two - Alternative Explanations in Science, and The Size of The Sun 7

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Seventy-One - The Formation Of the World (Our Part of the Universe) 20

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Seventy - More On The End of The World 2

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Sixty-Nine - The End of Our World 1

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    1. Episode Sixty-Eight - This World Was Not Made By The Gods For Humanity 1

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    1. Episode Sixty-Seven - Did The Gods Wake Up One Day To Create The Universe? 23

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Sixty-Six - The End of All Things (But Not Of The Universe Itself!) 7

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Sixty-Five - Introducing A New Panelist (Don) and Recapping the Opening of Book Five 14

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    1. Episode Sixty-Four - Due To His Accomplishments, Epicurus Should Be Thought Of As Godlike 1

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    1. Episode Sixty-Three - The Perils of Romantic Love (Part 3) 1

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    1. Episode Sixty-Two - The Perils of Romantic Love (Part 2) 11

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Sixty-One - The Perils of Romantic Love (Part 1) 5

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Sixty - Dreams and the Mind's Use of Images 34

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Fifty-Nine - The Uses Of The Body Were Not Designed Before They Arose 2

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Fifty-Eight - The Mind's Direct Receipt of Images 2

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Fifty-Seven - Taste, Smell, and The Subjectivity of the Senses 2

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    2. Replies
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      885
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    3. Don

    1. Episode Fifty-Six - More On The Operation of the Senses - Hearing And Taste 1

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    2. Replies
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      698
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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Fifty-Five - Reason Is Dependent On The Senses (Part 2) 56

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Fifty-Four: Reason Is Dependent On The Senses 3

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    2. Replies
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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Fifty-Three - The Senses Are Never Deceived, Even By Illusions 1

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    2. Replies
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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Fifty-Two - More on Light, Vision, and Reflections 1

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    2. Replies
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      673
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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Fifty-One - The Workings of Images 17

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      17
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    3. Elayne

    1. Episode Fifty - Opening of Book Four - Beginning the DIscussion of Images 2

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    2. Replies
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    3. Don

    1. Episode Forty-Nine - The End of Book Three 4

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    3. Don

    1. Episode Forty-Eight - Nature Speaks To Us About Death 1

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Forty-Seven - Death is Nothing To Us 2

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    3. Cassius

    1. Episode Forty-Six - Conclusion of the Argument That the Mind and Soul Cannot Survive Death 1

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    1. Episode Forty-Five - Further Arguments For the Mortality of the Soul 1

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    1. Episode Forty-Three - The Mind is Born, Grows Old, and Dies With the Body 1

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    1. Episode Forty-Two - The Mind works through the senses; it is a relatively small part of the body; the Mind has more power than the "spirit," but both mind and spirit are mortal 1

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    1. Episode Forty-One - The Nature of the Mind and Spirit Is Complex; Sense is Not a Property of The Elements That Make Them, But An Event of Their Combination And Motions 2

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    1. Episode Thirty-Nine - The Mind And Spirit Are Not Supernatural But Parts of A Man Just Like The Head and Foot 11

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    1. Episode Thirty-Five - More Reasons Why The Atoms Cannot Possess The Faculty of Sense 2

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    1. Episode Thirty-Four - The Atoms Do Not Possess A Faculty of Sensation 18

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    1. Episode Thirty-Three - More on The Implications of the Colorless Atoms 21

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    1. Episode Thirty-Two: The Atoms Are Colorless, But the Implications Are Not 17

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    1. Episode Thirty - Only A Limited Number of Combinations of Atoms Is Possible 21

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    1. Episode Twenty-Nine - The Earth As Allegorical Mother of All 8

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    1. Episode Twenty-Eight - The Number of Shapes of Atoms Is Not Infinite, But Innumerable 5

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    1. Episode Twenty-Seven: There Is A Limit To The Size of Atoms 3

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    1. Episode Twenty-Six - The Atoms Are Not Uniform 2

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    1. Episode Twenty-One - The Universe Has No Center 5

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    1. Episode Twenty - The Universe Is Infinite In Size 1

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