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 ====== Foundations of Epicurean Philosophy ====== ====== Foundations of Epicurean Philosophy ======
  
----- +//The following outline has been prepared by paraphrasing excerpts from the ancient texts and organizing them in a sequence calculated to be of benefit to new students of Epicurus. The hyperlink at the end of each passage provides a citation to where a more detailed discussion of each topic can be found in the original sources. Recurring themes from this document are summarized separately in [[:​major_characteristics_of_the_epicurean_view_of_life|]]//​
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-**The most recent and up-to-date version of this outline can be found [[http://newepicurean.com/​outline.htm|here]]** +
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-*The following outline has been prepared by paraphrasing excerpts from the ancient texts and organizing them in a sequence calculated to be of benefit to new students of Epicurus. The hyperlink at the end of each passage provides a citation to where a more detailed discussion of each topic can be found in the original sources. Recurring themes from this document are summarized separately in [[:​major_characteristics_of_the_epicurean_view_of_life|]] +
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-Thomas Jefferson'​s outline summary of Epicurean Philosophy can be found [[http://newepicurean.com/​suggested-reading/​thomas-jeffersons-letter-to-william-short-october-31-1819/#​Thomas_Jefferson_to_William_Short|here]].+
  
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 Thus while we direct our greatest and highest interests by reason throughout our whole life, we do not rely either on dialectical reason or logic as our ultimate Canon of Truth. [(Epicurus Doctrine 16, Epicurus'​ Letter to Herodotus, Diogenes Laertius Book 10)] Thus while we direct our greatest and highest interests by reason throughout our whole life, we do not rely either on dialectical reason or logic as our ultimate Canon of Truth. [(Epicurus Doctrine 16, Epicurus'​ Letter to Herodotus, Diogenes Laertius Book 10)]
  
-Instead, the faculties which constitute our Canon of Truth are our senses, our preconceptions,​ and our feelings of pleasure and pain, for it is by means of these that test those things which are true, and we determine which are obscure and need confirmation. [(Epicurus'​ Letter to Herodotus)]+Instead, the faculties which constitute our Canon of Truth are our senses, our preconceptions,​ and our feelings of pleasure and pain, for it is by means of these that we test those things which are true, and we determine which are obscure and need confirmation. [(Epicurus'​ Letter to Herodotus)]
  
 For only when those things which are clear to us are understood is it time to consider those things which are obscure. [(Epicurus'​ Letter to Herodotus)] For only when those things which are clear to us are understood is it time to consider those things which are obscure. [(Epicurus'​ Letter to Herodotus)]
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