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    Godfrey as to whether to continue here or post new threads, of course that's up to you, but here's what I suggest: If you're talking mainly about improving the outline itself as a high-level summary, I would continue here. However in many cases you're…
  • Participants here should be aware that there are a significant number of controversies in how to interpret Epicurus. In many cases, academic orthodoxy has reached one conclusion, while writers outside the orthodoxy reach another. The major example of a…
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    Thanks for the thoughtful and detailed response.

    First off, I'm not a philosophy student (or a philosopher) so there's nothing to be worried about there!

    There's a lot to think about here so I'll just touch on a few points now. I'm intrigued by the…
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    OOPS I should have asked you this: If you are a philosophy student in college somewhere, please let me know, because I don't want you to flunk out because you're reading DeWitt and all the teachers think he's full of bunk! ;-)
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    These three of course are both central and controversial:


    - The ultimate good is life itself.
    - Pleasure is the goal of life. This is because it is the end goal of all other goals.
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