Epicurus Answers Four of the Great Questions of Human Life
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Thanks very much to Nate for taking the time to produce a list of the Authorized Doctrines as translated by Norman DeWitt. This took a lot of work to go through DeWitt's books to find them, and I have long meant to do this myself. Thanks again Nate!
Episode Eighty-Seven of the Lucretius Today Podcast is now available: RE: Episode Eight-Seven - Earthquakes And The Water Cycle - The Reason The Seas Never Fill Up Over Time
Materiality: Atoms and Void - Properties and Qualities and Emergence
||Epicurean Methods of Reasoning And Determining Truth
||Pleasure As the Highest Good|
Epicurean Gods And Life Elsewhere In The Universe
||(1) The Five Senses
||Virtue As Instrumental To Pleasure|
The Impossibility of Life After Death
||(2) The Feelings of Pleasure and Pain
||The Relationship of Pleasure To Absence of Pain And Disturbance|
The Existence of "the Swerve"
||(3) The Anticipations / Preconceptions
||Emotion In Epicurean Philosophy|
The Universe As Eternal In Time
||The Trustworthiness of the Senses
||Engagement With The Non-Epicurean World|
The Universe As Infinite In Space
||The Significance of "Images"
||Agency / Free Will|
The Universe As Having No Center
||Friendship in Epicurean Philosophy|
The Impossibility of Infinite Divisibility
||Justice in Epicurean Philosophy|
|Dealing With Adversity|
Epicurus Breaking the Chains of Religion - By David Baldoni
Not Neo-Epicurean, But Epicurean
Autun mosaic from The House of the Greek Authors, Musée Rolin
On Living Unknown While Locating Your School In A High Traffic Area
Epicurus Greece Stamp 2019
Plato's Metaphysical Contradiction
Plato's Distracted Boyfriend
Concepts As Black As Hell
PD9 - Just As All Colors Are Colorful
Principal Doctrine Six
PD3 - The Fullness of Pleasure Model
Even Though Plato And The Stoics Talk A Great Deal Of Nonsense About The Subject
For a detailed summary of Epicurean Philosophy assembled from the passages of the ancient texts, see the video below. The text of this narrative is available at the wiki here.
Read about Nate's "Allegory of the Oasis" graphic and make suggestions or comments here.