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. Finding Cultural / Artistic / Musical Variations on Four Key Epicurean Themes 7

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    1. Epicurean Pleaure and Enjoyment Differs Depending on Introvert vs. Extrovert Brain Differences 2

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    1. Episode Ninety-Four: Focus on Epicurean Ethics Through Cicero's "Torquatus" in "On Ends" (Pre-production) 7

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

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

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

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

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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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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