Author Archives: hiramcrespo

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.

Two Things I Love About Black Panther

I watched the movie Black Panther last night. Relished every moment of the movie. I won’t give away details. I’ll only discuss two things I loved about Wakandan culture. Afro-punk The superhero was created (by white men) prior to the … Continue reading

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Review of Why Buddhism is True

The following is, in part, a book review of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, by Robert Wright. It’s also an Epicurean evaluation of its claims. Many books have come out in recent years proposing … Continue reading

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Happy Val!

We recently stumbled upon the essay Epicureanism and Friends with Benefits. It seems appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Pleasant reading!

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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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