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About hiramcrespo

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

Happy Twentieth! Back to the Basics: the Ethics

Happy Twentieth to all Epicureans everywhere. This month we published a Dialogue on the Extent to Which the Declaration of Independence is Consistent With Epicurean Philosophy (this and many other dialogues are constantly taking place in the Epicurean Friends forum); and Life of … Continue reading

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May the Fourth Be With You!

There’s no mystical energy field controlling MY destiny! – Han Solo Today is Star Wars Day and I’d like to share a story of friendship from the SW canon. There is more than one hero in this classic. At the … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: The Pleasure of Knowledge

Earlier this month, I wrote a piece for Minority Mindset related to autarchy and the need to reinvent both labor and retirement. In our recent internal discussions, we at Society of Epicurus talked about how unfairly Epicurean philosophy has been treated by one … Continue reading

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The Mormon Hoax

On April 6th, Mormons celebrated the day of the foundation of their Latter-Day Saints Church. Mormonism was founded by a convicted conman, Joseph Smith, who conspired with a number of co-signers (“witnesses”, according to Mormons), most of whom were Freemasons. He had … Continue reading

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AI: a new God or a new Slave?

The recent scandal concerning Facebook and Cambridge Analytica confirms that Facebook (directly or indirectly, through idleness) enabled the rise of Donald Trump to power and the actions of Russian hackers who acquired user information from Facebook and used it to … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! Some Essays and Updates

In recent months, saw the publication of The Epicurean virtue of μεγαλοψυχία (megalopsychia, or magnanimity) by Sean McConnell, as well as Some Epicurean Aspects of Horace’s Upbringing in Satires 1.4, An Epicurean measure of Wealth in Horace and Horace, Ofellus and Philodemus … Continue reading

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The Last Temptation

The Last Temptation is the single most detailed and entertaining essay I’ve read chronicling the Evangelical trumpanzee movement–the best part of this essay being that it’s written by an embarrassed Christian with a conscience, acknowledging one of the first observations … Continue reading

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