July 12, 2023 - Wednesday Night Zoom Agenda - VS 12 & 13

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    Here are our topics for this week:

    1 - The Vatican Sayings:

    VS12. The just man is most free from disturbance, while the unjust is full of the utmost disturbance. [5]

    VS13. Of all the things which wisdom acquires to produce the blessedness of the complete life, far the greatest is the possession of friendship.

    2 - Our Special Topic

    Aside from general guidance to follow pleasure and avoid pain, is there anything in Epicurean philosophy that tells a particular person what particular pleasure to choose or pain to avoid at any particular time. In other words, this is a variation of the old question: "Is one pleasure or activity in itself 'better' than another?" Is it possible to come up with a coherent analysis of how we would recommend a particular person at a particular time to proceed? Is all we can say is "It's contextual and up to you!" Or is there more for which we can find justification in the Epicurean texts?

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