“Diogenes, that the doctrine laid down by Epicurus on an infinite number of worlds is true I am confident”
— Theodoridas

The première of the Cosmos series included Bruno reading from an obscure ancient manuscript: Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things, the main source for ancient Epicurean doctrine.  Now, the followers of Cosmos are beginning to connect the dots back to Lucretius and Epicurus. This article traces the ideas of Giordano Bruno presented during the first episode as having been inspired by Lucretius. The article says:

“….. Bruno got the idea of infinite space from Lucretius, but he also read Nicolas of Cusa, who related the concept to an infinite God.”

 

About hiramcrespo

Hiram Crespo is the author of 'Tending the Epicurean Garden' and founder of societyofepicurus.com. He's also written for The Humanist, Eidolon, Occupy, The New Humanism, The Secular Web, Europa Laica, AteístasPR, and many other outlets.
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