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  • I have been listening once again to the Folger Library's dramatic audiobook rendition of Romeo and Juliet, and it occurred to me that someone needs to write a paper on the Lucretian influence in this particular play. Well—someone has done just that!

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  • Cassius Replied to the thread The "Leaping Pig" from Herculaneum.

    Godfrey's suggestion makes sense as a particular type of feeling of pleasure, and may be workable IF katastematic pleasure can indeed be "felt" under the authorities that talked about these issues.

    The real rub is getting a consensus on whether it can be…
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  • Don Replied to the thread The "Leaping Pig" from Herculaneum.

    I think I agree with you, Godfrey . My position is that katastematic pleasures - namely aponia and ataraxia - are what we feel in homeostasis when the body and mind are in proper working order and our minds are not troubled (especially by those…
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  • Don Reacted with Thanks to Joshua’s post in the thread Phantasmatic Shakespeare, by Suparna Roychoudhury.



    I have been listening once again to the Folger Library's dramatic audiobook rendition of Romeo and Juliet, and it occurred to me that someone needs to write a paper on the Lucretian influence in this particular play. Well—someone has done just that!

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  • I have been listening once again to the Folger Library's dramatic audiobook rendition of Romeo and Juliet, and it occurred to me that someone needs to write a paper on the Lucretian influence in this particular play. Well—someone has done just that!

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  • Godfrey Replied to the thread The "Leaping Pig" from Herculaneum.

    As I recall from a while ago, one of my conclusions from reading The Greeks On Pleasure was that the considered katastematic pleasure to be obtained when you absorb and understand the conclusions from natural science that we need not fear the gods or…
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  • Martin Reacted with Like to Cassius’s post in the thread Epicureanusm and Romantic Love.

    (Quote from Joshua)

    I agree with that too with this different wording:

    Epicurus was a "philosopher." He was not a "Life Coach" or a "Sex Therapist" or a "Psychologist," or a "Psychiatrist" except as we choose to think about applying his general rules to…
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  • Martin Reacted with Like to Joshua’s post in the thread Epicureanusm and Romantic Love.

    Probably my approach to this question would be twofold. The first point I would like to see articulated is that Epicurus' opinions abouts sex and romance—whatever they turn out to be—are just that; opinions. I'm not very likely to consult a dead…
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  • Don Reacted with Like to Cassius’s post in the thread Epicureanusm and Romantic Love.

    (Quote from Joshua)

    I agree with that too with this different wording:

    Epicurus was a "philosopher." He was not a "Life Coach" or a "Sex Therapist" or a "Psychologist," or a "Psychiatrist" except as we choose to think about applying his general rules to…
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  • Don Reacted with Like to Joshua’s post in the thread Epicureanusm and Romantic Love.

    Probably my approach to this question would be twofold. The first point I would like to see articulated is that Epicurus' opinions abouts sex and romance—whatever they turn out to be—are just that; opinions. I'm not very likely to consult a dead…
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