Epicurus

Welcome to our Online Community of Epicureans, where we study Epicurus, apply Epicurean philosophy to our own lives, and "strike a blow for Epicurus, that great man whose holiness and divinity of nature were not shams, who alone had and imparted true insight into the good, and who brought deliverance to all that consorted with him."


Our website is primarily a discussion forum where students of Epicurean philosophy communicate among themselves. Most pages are organized around specific topics, in addition to which we have an ever-increasing number of graphics, files, and other resources to assist you in your study. All are welcome to read the forums and apply for membership, but only friends of Epicurean Philosophy in accord with our Not Neo-Epicurean, But Epicurean and our Posting Policy statements are granted full posting privileges.


There are many places on the internet where other philosophies can be studied, but few if any which are dedicated exclusively to Epicurus. We work hard to keep the forum both friendly to all but also firmly Epicurean, so if you are looking for a truly supportive community of Epicurean Friends, you've come to the right place. For an audio sample of the friendly and supportive atmosphere we try to cultivate, check out one of our recent Lucretius Today podcasts.


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    1. Contemplative Isolation and Constructive Sociability in the Epicurean Tradition 8

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    1. An Epicurean Understanding of Pleasure 96

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    1. Propositional Logic, Truth Tables, and Epicurus' Objection to "Dialectic" 39

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    1. Episode Ninety-Two - The Plague of Athens, and the End of the Poem 4

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

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    1. To What Extent Is This Consistent With Epicurean Ethics: "Life is Short - Life Passionately"

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    1. Torquatus' Statement of the Epicurean View Of The Ultimate Good In "On Ends" 26

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    1. Talking About Epicurus With Someone Who Is Secular Humanist / Atheist 4

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    1. Thoughts on Reverence, Awe, and Epicurean Piety 10

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    1. Another Highly Counterproductive Video on Epicurus - "Philosophies For Life" - "Eight Life Lessons From Epicurus" - NOT Recommended 2

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

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    1. The Pocket Epicurean by John Sellars 4

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Foundations of Epicurean Philosophy

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Nate's Allegory of the Oasis

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The Full Cup / Fullness of Pleasure Non-Ascetic Model of Epicurean Pleasure