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  • Hello and welcome to the forum Jon M ! This is the place for students of Epicurus to coordinate their studies and work together to promote the philosophy of Epicurus. Please remember that all posting here is subject to our Community Standards / Rules of the Forum our Not Neo-Epicurean, But Epicurean and our Posting Policy statements and associated posts. Please understand that the leaders of this forum are well aware that many fans of Epicurus may have sincerely-held views of what Epicurus taug…
  • Thank you Jon, for your post and your supportive comments. Welcome and we look forward to many discussions about Epicurus. Your post in comment on Elayne's article is now here here: Discussion of Article: "On Pleasure, Pain and Happiness" Also, Jon M , may I ask, did you find this article here at the forum, or on Epicurusmagazine.com? It would help our "advertising" efforts to know how you found this.
  • Jon - Newepicurean was my original blog I have used since 2010. When I set that up I knew that the Dewitt direction I was taking would not be popular in Academia, and more than that I knew I wanted to clearly separate from the Stoic synthesizers. After about five years I realized I was pretty clear about the ultimate issues and I knew I wanted to build more "community" so I set up Epicureanfriend.com for that purpose. I continued to use NewEpicurean at times but devoted most of my time here. As…
  • Jon I really appreciate your contributions to the forum so far. I think I read that you found the forum through NewEpicurean.com but could you let me know how you found that website? Googling Epicurus? In the past many of us have come together through Facebook but i am convinced that is declining and was never an optimum source so I always want to be alert to how to find quality posters like yourself.
  • Sounds like you are a perfect fit for our forum! Glad to have you! The kind of scary thing to me about the Catherine Wilson book is that while I agree with everything you wrote, I think she still manages to portray Epicurus in a way that comes across better than many other current books. As you say, I think she employs Epicurus for own goals, and i find those goals in my view much too shortsighted, buy I grudgingly give her credit that she sees in a small way how much of a revolution Epicurus r…