Blog Articles in Category “Canonics”

    In a recent conversation to the Garden of Thessaloniki, a question was raised whether the Epicureans could participate as a party to the political scene of the Country. The friend George Kaplanis replied that this could not be done, because Epicurean philosophy is not an ideology, and as a philosophy is or should be in the background of politics, in the same way that philosophy, although not a science, is in the background of all sciences.


    If philosophy provides science with the method of

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    The purpose of this proposition is a brief introduction to the Canon of Epicurus that will help us to use it in our everyday life. There are, of course, studies on logical issues, which are very advanced and are based on studies of brain function, mathematical formulas etc. These are extremely important issues, but we, who do not study Logic in universities, should have help in our everyday life on this field.

    When we were at school, we used to call as Canon the ruler that helped us to draw a

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    "Free will in Epicurean Philosophy"


    PREFACE 1.


    We often confuse the issue of the possibility of free will exercising with the issue of its existence. When we are unable to exercise it we say with sloppiness that it does not exist. This "I want but I can’t or I don’t want but I am forced" puts into testing our individual self-esteem. But any coercion and enforcement exists precisely because there is free will and some of the people have the power to exercise it, usually at

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    From Christos Yapijakis: I have translated for you and our international friends my Greek presentation slides at the 9th Panhellenic Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy. [The title is "Mistakes of Cognitive Perception and Epicurean Prudence.] This is exactly what I presented (colors, images, citations, except with Greek text). As you will see my presentations aims at a wide audience, but at the same time anonymously to the few people among us that distort Epicurean views. Feel free to

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    06/20/17 - In order to provide maximum flexibility and ease of use in documenting core materials, content is being moved from the Epicureandocs.com website over to the EpicureanFriends Wiki. Epicureandocs.com will remain online and the existing content will remain available, but primary links should be moved over to the Wiki website where the most recent updates will be available. If anyone has any issues with format or usability of the Wiki format, please let me know.

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