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  • Thank you, Cassius. This is all very useful and I love that you have already anticipated many of my questions. My copy of DeWitt's book is ordered, and I already have a few of the others in my library that I have yet to read. I am well motivated to begin. I might as well add my Facebook reply to your Facebook post, if it is appropriate. I was feeling a bit impassioned when I wrote it, but perhaps that can be forgiven: "Cassius Amicus, thank you for your very kind and thoughtful welcome. I am a b…
  • Thank you, Joshua. This is just the sort of thing I was looking for! Outstanding. (Quote from JJElbert) Here is an example of what I mean when I say that Epicureanism seems to be a bit different from garden- variety materialism (to address your question, Godfrey). My brother, for example, is devoted to a materialism/scientism that in no way allows for the existence of anything that is presently mysterious to science. But there are rather a lot of things that science can measure now that it once …
  • Thanks, Cassius. Yes, I will study Epicureanism as a distinct and self-sufficient philosophy first. Unfortunately, I am unlikely to receive DeWitt’s book for a few weeks, so I don’t want to say or ask too much until then. Thanks also for the sub-forum suggestion. I will check it out! Susan