Welcome to Episode 158 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote "On The Nature of Things," the only complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of our podcast episodes and many other topics.
We're now in the process of a series of podcasts intended to provide a general overview of Epicurean philosophy based on the organizational structure employed by Norman DeWitt in his book "Epicurus and His Philosophy."
This week we continue our discussion of Chapter Seven - The Canon, Reason, and Nature
The Dethronement of Reason
Nature as the Norm
Priority of Nature over Reason
As we return to our regular podcasting schedule and get back to Chapter 7 (The Canon, Reason, and Nature) I am editing this episode 158 and find that I have to apologize for some rough recording quality for the first six minutes or so of this episode. It should be very listenable when complete, but we'll work to improve the sound quality in the future.
This episode mentions the Tyndal address from Belfast (discussion here).
We also started talking about Ionian science, so I will link the Carl Sagan Cosmos episode here too: Carl Sagan's Cosmos Episode Seven "Backbone of the Night" - Good Summary of Problems with Plato
Episode 158 is now available. This week we continue in Chapter Seven, and next week we finish it.