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  • Just finished listening to the episode and enjoyed the discussion. I did want to respond to the brief mention of Buddhism and Emptiness and Dependent Arising. From my perspective - or should I say from my subjective perception - I don't think Epicurean philosophy and Buddhist philosophy are that far apart in this regard. They quickly diverge but on these I find echoes in each other. The idea that entities do not have independent existence (Buddh.), I believe, echoes the idea that the only thing…
  • LOL... Point well taken on DRN! I am working through DeWitt and hopefully will be able to share some comments/thoughts soon on Chapt 1 & 2. I would agree with you on the Buddhist path leading to a more Stoic outlook, at least in my rudimentary understanding of both. I could also see the Buddhist saying it's not "acceptance or resignation" but transcendence of both of those positions... release from samsara and the cycle of rebirth and all that. Luckily, we have no cycle to be released from as E…