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  • I am currently re-reading Les Epicuriens on the train on my way to/from work, and in the process of trying to imagine or re-construct what these lectures or discussions consisted of as far as possible, so that we can create modern dialogues around these issues to replace the literature that is missing. Book 10 Discusses a bit about the nature of Time, how to measure it (mentions days and nights), the use of conventional language for it and the fact that time is real. Book 11 Discusses objects t…
  • Books 3-9 of On Nature are missing entirely. Les Epicuriens says that: Books 3-4 corresponds to paragraphs 49-53 L Herodotus (furthermore, Book 4 included E's theory of memory (where we would get a closer look into the Lucretian "neural pathways" passage and on neuroplasticity) Books 5-9 corresponds to paragraphs 54-73 L Herodotus So although we don't have these books, we can discuss the contents that were summarized in LHerodotus, and try to imagine what these books On Nature said, or their re…