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  • Fasting

    Being hypoglycemic, fasting becomes dangerous for me within 4-6 hours. This is a good example of the importance of the individualized, hedonic calculus. I tend to identify with Cassius, that I associate fasting with Christian monasticism and Indian ascetic practices, which marginalize the importance of the body. Clearly though, there seem to be reasonable applications. I suspect our general capacity to tolerate fasting corresponds with the evolution of hunter-gatherers and agriculturalists. Hunt…