Monthly Archives: January 2017

Nietzsche and Epicurus, on Autarchy

Noble men despise the praise of the many. – Nietzsche, WtP 783 Avoid petty honors and mistrust all who praise readily: for whoever praises believes he understands what he praises: but to understand is to be equal to. – Nietzsche, … Continue reading

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Nietzsche on Pleasure as Subservient to Power

See Will to Power Reasonings I and II Epicureans have devoted numerous writings in defense of pleasure as the end. One of the central ideas in Epicurean philosophy is that NATURE is the guide, and that when we fail to … Continue reading

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Nietzsche’s Perspectivism Versus Epicurus’ Physics-Based Realism

See Will to Power Reasonings I Nietzsche is leonized by many Epicureans for various reasons in this post-Christian era, however one of the key distinctions between Nietzsche and Epicurus is their view concerning reality itself. We must start our evaluation … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! – “Each One Teach One”

Happy Twentieth of January to all the Epicureans everywhere! The month of January draws its name from the Roman God Janus, of two faces, who stands at the threshold as the Old Year / New Year personified, holding a key to … Continue reading

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Nietzsche’s Will to Power: Overview

In the coming weeks The Autarkist will feature a series of essays evaluating aspects of the collections of notes taken by Nietzsche as his philosophy matured over the years, which were later compiled by his sister and published posthumously. Throughout … Continue reading

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Raif Badawi, on Saudi Arabia’s Notorious Intolerance

We should not hide that fact that Muslims in Saudi Arabia not only disrespect the beliefs of others, but also charge them with infidelity. – Raif Badawi, imprisoned Saudi secular blogger

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Happy 2017: The Year of Zamenhof

2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the death of the creator of the international language, Esperanto, and has been therefore declared by UNESCO to be the Year of Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof. The book Bridge of Words was recently published … Continue reading

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