Monthly Archives: January 2018

Happy 20th! On Lucretius and Kingship

Recently, Aaron Alexander Zubia published Jefferson’s ‘Master Epicurus’ and the nature of the American regime in MercatorNet, and a new book titled Lucretius I: An Ontology of Motion (Edinburgh University Press, 2018) was recently published, and is partially available on … Continue reading

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My Personal Outline of Epicurean Philosophy

In a recent thread from the Epicurean Friends forum, we were invited to create our own outlines of Epicurean philosophy. The exercise has great didactic value, as it helps us to assimilate what we’ve learned in philosophy. Epicurus himself encouraged … Continue reading

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Good Bye, Dolores!

In 1994, during the second semester of my first year in college, I made a few of the very significant friends of my youth. One of them, Denise, introduced me to Bjork, Cranes … and The Cranberries … and this–together … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Sadé!

Helen Fọláṣadé Adú (aka Sadé, shah-DAY), the head singer of the British band by the same name, was born on the 16th of January of 1959. I’m posting this blog in celebration of her remarkable musical career and legacy, which now … Continue reading

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The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Interview conducted by Patrick de Méritens for Le Figaro, July 27, 2012.Translation: Hiram Crespo. Patrice de Méritens: How was your meeting with Epicurus? Michel Onfray: I met him indirectly through Lucretius, with Lucien Jerphagnon who was my master at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: the Epic, Complex, and Incomplete “Evolution of God”

In the Evolution of God (not to be confused with Karen Armstrong’s History of God), Robert Wright–author of Why Buddhism is True and The Moral Animal–applies the logic of non-zero-sumness that he’s known for, and the logic of Darwinian theory … Continue reading

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Homemade Kombucha and Tempeh

As my readers may remember, making kombucha and tempeh were among my 2018 resolutions. In 2009, I delved briefly into the live-foods lifestyle and came to understand the importance of probiotics. Fermented foods (like yoghurt, cheese, kimchi, etc.) are easier to digest … Continue reading

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