Frequently Asked Questions

  • General Fundamentals

    • Can You Provide A Simplified Outline of The Most Important Principles Of The Epicurean System?

    • What Are The Central Points of Epicurean Philosophy About the Nature of the Universe (Physics)?

    • What Are the Central Points of Epicurean Philosophy About The Science of Knowledge (the Canon of Truth)?

    • What Are the Central Points of Epicurean Philosophy About How To Live (Ethics)?

    • What Did Epicurus Say About "Free Will"?

    • What Did Epicurus Say About Engagement With Society?

    • What is the difference between Stoicism and Epicurean Philosophy?

    • What Did Epicurus Say About The Nature of Pleasure, and the relationship between Pleasure and "Absence of Pain"?

    • Can You Suggest A Reading List For New Students of Epicurus?

  • Physics - The Science Of The Nature Of Man And The Universe

    • What did Epicurus say about whether the universe had a beginning?

    • Was Did Epicurus Say About "Gods"? Was Epicurus an "Atheist?"

    • What Did Epicurus Say About Whether Humans Have A "Soul"?

    • What did Epicurus say about the size of the sun and whether the Earth was round or flat?

    • What did Epicurus say about whether living happily requires a knowledge of physics, and the nature of the universe?

  • Epistemology - The Science of Knowledge - The Canon of Truth

    • Was Epicurus a "dogmatist"?

    • What Did Epicurus Say About The Relation Between "Reason" and "The Senses?"

    • What are the central differences that separate Epicurus from other philosophers on the nature of Truth?

  • Ethics - The Science of How To Live

    • What Did Epicurus Say About "The Good" and "The Greatest Good"?

    • What Did Epicurus Say About "The Guide" and "The Goal" of Human Life?

    • What Did Epicurus Say About Marriage?

    • What did Epicurus say about ambition, or about the desire to improve oneself?

    • What did Epicurus say about the value of friendship?

    • What Advice Did Epicurus Give About One's General Attitude Toward The Future?