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TBT: The Matrix

Keanu Reeves has confirmed that there will be a Matrix 4. The Matrix is not only a film series: it’s also a mythology for our times. It has inspired countless philosophy books and discussions, and one of the films even … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! On Anticipations and Other Updates

Happy Twentieth of September! Here are some literary updates: Epicurean Preconceptions, by Voula Tsouna, was published in academia.edu. Below is a quote from it. The word enargeia means immediacy, and denotes the quality of an unmediated insight which requires no … Continue reading

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Things to Learn from Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale was a best-selling 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, which was turned into a TV series in recent years. My neighbor and I have been binge-watching episodes of it for months, after it was recommended by a co-worker. … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! On the Importance of Healthy Emotions

Happy Twentieth of August to Epicureans everywhere! Here are some updates from the last 30 days. Malkin’s Death This month we learned of the passing of educator Yaakov Malkin, who was the author of the book Epicurus & Apikorsim: The … Continue reading

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Ancient Christians, as depicted in Death of Peregrine

The Christian religion has enjoyed hegemony in the West for more than 15 centuries, so it is difficult for many in the modern world to imagine how dismissive many Pagans were of the Christians in the early centuries of Common … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Winds of Dune”

In recent months, Dune fans everywhere (myself included) have been excited about the announcement that Denis Villeneuve–the Canadian producer of Arrival and Blade Runner 2049–will be producing a new adaptation of Dune, which will be available to fans in 2020. … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Game Of Thrones: Power and Corruption

I won’t reveal any spoilers from the Game of Thrones finale, but I will say that GoT has become and will be remembered as one of our generation’s great myths, that the main theme of the series is power (and … Continue reading

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