Monthly Archives: June 2018

Happy Twentieth! Lucian’s Aerial Expedition

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink, for dining alone is leading the life of a lion or wolf.” – Epicurus This month, the Guardian published The friend effect: … Continue reading

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Some Epicurean Thoughts on Satanism’s Curious Evolution into a Mainstream Religion

Towards the end of Thus Spake Zarathustra, Nietzsche included a “Worship of the Ass” parable where many of the higher men who had followed the atheistic prophet felt that anything was better than a meaningless life, that ANY god was … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Law in Epicurus and Nietzsche

I recently had the pleasure of reading the highly-recommended book by Nietzsche, The Antichrist. Many of its paragraphs merely served to add depth and detail to some of the things I had previously come to understand from reading his notes … Continue reading

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Revolt of the Angels Book Review

“I have delved deep into Oriental antiquities and also into those of Greece and Rome. I have devoured the works of theologians, philosophers, physicists, geologists, and naturalists. I have learnt. I have thought. I have lost my faith.” – RotA … Continue reading

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Nietzsche, Against the Moloch of Abstraction

A virtue must be our invention; it must spring out of our personal need and defence. In every other case it is a source of danger. That which does not belong to our life menaces it; a virtue which has its … Continue reading

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My Anthony Bourdain Eulogy

Only wolves and lions eat alone, you should not eat, not even a snack, on your own. – Epicurus For years, millions of viewers shared the pleasures of travel and dining with Anthony and, although he didn’t know them, many of us felt him as … Continue reading

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The Sculpted Word and Athena’s Dignified Demeanor

Until I read the book The Sculpted Word: Epicureanism and Philosophical Recruitment in Ancient Greece, I hadn’t thought much about the statues of the gods of Greece, except in passing while studying the history of the ancient Epicurean Gardens, when … Continue reading

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