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  • Yes, I am wanting to do a short presentation on the triptych painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch (painted between 1490 and 1510). This is a very famous painting, which is always presented in art history courses, and has influenced our current culture. Now that I use the lens of the philosophy of Epicurus in my ethical and hedonic reasoning, my own viewing of this painting takes on a new understanding. Further, I think this would make for good discussion as we examine th…
  • I enjoyed last night's discussion, amongst our total of four attendees. Interesting to note that on the Bosch painting central panel there is no killing or harming going on (nor any imbibing of alcohol). Viewing this painting through Epicurean reasoning, we know there is no divine mandate for what is right and wrong, and also no hell after death (which is depicted in the panel on the right). As far as the question of a "slippery-slope" to excess, an Epicurean would remember PD8, and that no plea…