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  • A_Gardner

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    This is a rather nerdy but informative discussion of the state of the "fediverse" applications that I was reading last night: https://linuxreviews.org/Fediverse

    I gather that the technology is pretty much in place to set up independent services, even…
  • Cassius

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    At the moment there is no subforum devoted to this, so here's a thread with a very pointed starting point:


    Ayn Rand / Objectivism
    Epicurus
    Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When
  • See this Luretius Today podcast and the notes following for additional discussion:

    RE: Episode Sixty - Dreams and the Mind's Use of Images
  • Cassius

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    There is a also a significant amount of discussion of images in the letter to Herodotus which needs to be correlated with Lucretius, including:

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  • Cassius

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    Another comment about this section that comes to mind: People are always asking about Epicurean "therapies." Based on this section it would seem pretty clear that the idea of tuning your thought processes by the images on which you choose to focus…
  • Elayne

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    That's beautiful, Joshua!
  • Elayne

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    Chrysalis
    To my Grandfather

    A fortnight past you went to rest
    In blankets soft as vermes-silk,
    And lingered hopeful of the milk
    That brims the flowers sweetly blest

    And nursed you there a further hope–
    Unfolding wings, an end to strife–
    Dim visions of…
  • Don

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    Chrysalis
    To my Grandfather

    A fortnight past you went to rest
    In blankets soft as vermes-silk,
    And lingered hopeful of the milk
    That brims the flowers sweetly blest

    And nursed you there a further hope–
    Unfolding wings, an end to strife–
    Dim visions of…
  • Cassius

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    Corrspondence between Cicero and Cassius Longinus, highly relevant here and perhaps even directly on point. The exchange seems to be joking, but Cassius seems to be denying Cicero's extremely expansive interpretation (intentionally derogatory)…
  • Cassius

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    I think it would be helpful to post here some of the passages from DeWitt where these issues are discussed:






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    After reading all this, considering what is said in the podcast, and combining it all together, I am thinking that among…
  • Cassius

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    Incidentally, the story in this poem is completely true. My coworker saw the butterfly break free as we were surveying. I had already been mulling over the idea of a poem when I heard that night that my grandfather had died.
  • Cassius

    Reacted with Like to JJElbert’s post in the thread Joshua's Poetry Megathread.
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    Chrysalis
    To my Grandfather

    A fortnight past you went to rest
    In blankets soft as vermes-silk,
    And lingered hopeful of the milk
    That brims the flowers sweetly blest

    And nursed you there a further hope–
    Unfolding wings, an end to strife–
    Dim visions of…
  • Godfrey

    Reacted with Like to JJElbert’s post in the thread Joshua's Poetry Megathread.
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    Incidentally, the story in this poem is completely true. My coworker saw the butterfly break free as we were surveying. I had already been mulling over the idea of a poem when I heard that night that my grandfather had died.
  • Godfrey

    Reacted with Love to JJElbert’s post in the thread Joshua's Poetry Megathread.
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    Chrysalis
    To my Grandfather

    A fortnight past you went to rest
    In blankets soft as vermes-silk,
    And lingered hopeful of the milk
    That brims the flowers sweetly blest

    And nursed you there a further hope–
    Unfolding wings, an end to strife–
    Dim visions of…
  • JJElbert

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    Incidentally, the story in this poem is completely true. My coworker saw the butterfly break free as we were surveying. I had already been mulling over the idea of a poem when I heard that night that my grandfather had died.
  • JJElbert

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    Chrysalis
    To my Grandfather

    A fortnight past you went to rest
    In blankets soft as vermes-silk,
    And lingered hopeful of the milk
    That brims the flowers sweetly blest

    And nursed you there a further hope–
    Unfolding wings, an end to strife–
    Dim visions of…
  • Cassius

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    Episode Sixty of the Lucretius Today Podcast is now available. In this episode, we discuss dreams and the mind's use of images. There is some challenging material in this episode, especially as it relates to Epicurus' view of the use of images and how…
  • Godfrey

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    Even if so, thanks for posting that. There's a lot to be learned from observing people who accept certain parts of Epicurus while rejecting other important parts. Seems to me that you can definitely see patterns in people picking and choosing only…
  • Cassius

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    We just finished recording this one and I will try to get it posted as soon as possible. When you hear the episode, you'll see that one of our topics is to what extent this section describes a theory that may go so far as to be Epicurus' entire…
  • Cassius

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    Even if so, thanks for posting that. There's a lot to be learned from observing people who accept certain parts of Epicurus while rejecting other important parts. Seems to me that you can definitely see patterns in people picking and choosing only…