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  • epicureanfriends.com/wcf/gallery/index.php?image/390/ Principles: Not Neo-Epicurean, But Epicurean The following is a short summary of principles which are important for understanding Epicurus and participating in discussion at the EpicureanFriends Forum. It is not intended to address all aspects of Epicurean philosophy. As time allows we will supplement the citations below with more citations and explanatory articles. 1. Not “flourishing,” “human potential,” “self-actualization,” or “meaningfu…
  • In the time since this website was founded several years ago, we have had many people come through it, stay a while to agree with a couple of points, and then leave. We'll continue to have that happen, but one of our goals has been to find friends. And a major part of what makes someone a potential long-term friend is that we not only agree with a couple of Epicurean ideas, but we agree with the idea that Epicurean philosophy is something special that we don't want to just stuff in a closet to …
  • 12/2/19 Edit to make item five more encompassing and clear: From: 5. Not "humanism,” “individualism”, “collectivism”, “egoism,” “altruism,” or “social progress,” but friendship which “is formed and maintained by means of community of life among those who have reached the fullness of pleasure.” To: 5. Not "humanism," "transhumanism," "individualism," "collectivism," "egoism," "altruism," "social progress," "Marxism," "democracy," "tyranny," or any "one size fits all" political ideal of any kind,…