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Next Live Chat: Saturday, January 19th, at 10:00 AM EST. During this session we will begin the discussion of chapter 12, the New Hedonism, a discussion of pleasure. If you are available and would like to join us, please check the link here: https://newepicurean.com/discordapp/ If you have not joined us previously, please try to check in shortly before the start time so we can send you an invite link if needed. If you can't get in please check here at Epicureanfriends.com and we will be on the lookout for any messages about problems logging in. A partial outline of the discussion is here: Discussion Plan For Chapter 12 "The New Hedonism" (Norman DeWitt's "Epicurus And His Philosophy")



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Nate has recently put a tremendous amount of work into revising his "Allegory of the Oasis" graphic. It's now much more useful in talking about basic aspects of Epicurean philosophy. Please let us know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about it in the thread.


Also, we are continuing our on-line group discussions of Norman DeWitt's Epicurus and His Philosophy. Please check this scheduling thread for confirmation of the next time and date for Chapter 12 - "The New Hedonism." The link to the online chat forum is here. Discussion outlines are posted in this section of the forum, and the outline for Chapter 12 will be posted here. (Note: Chapter 12 is very dense with important material, and will likely take more than one session to complete.)

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