Category Archives: Epicurus

Nietzsche on Pleasure as Subservient to Power

See Will to Power Reasonings I and II Epicureans have devoted numerous writings in defense of pleasure as the end. One of the central ideas in Epicurean philosophy is that NATURE is the guide, and that when we fail to … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! – “Each One Teach One”

Happy Twentieth of January to all the Epicureans everywhere! The month of January draws its name from the Roman God Janus, of two faces, who stands at the threshold as the Old Year / New Year personified, holding a key to … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! Epicurus on Gratitude

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Epicurean Philosophy group had an interesting conversation about gratitude, and I felt it would be helpful to students of Epicurus if I shared some of the quotes and comments from it. I think it’s pretty clear that gratitude fits easily … Continue reading

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Epicureans Wanted for “My Life as an Epicurean” Program

Phil Pegum, Senior Producer at BBC Religion and Ethics, is putting together a series called “My Life as a …” about how ancient philosophical teachings can be applied to modern life. It’s presented by the comedian (and classics graduate) Andy Zaltzman. … Continue reading

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Dialogue on the Search for Meaning

This blog follows up on a recent online dialogue on meaning versus pleasure which took place in the Epicurean Philosophy Group. The most important conclusion, as far as using Epicurean tools to weave meaning into our lives, was shared by both … Continue reading

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Six Things I Learned After Writing “Tending the Epicurean Garden”

Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the “official” publication of my book (review here), although the book had been available on Amazon prior to that date. I wrote the bulk of the content on Tending the Epicurean Garden during the … Continue reading

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Reasonings on the Jefferson Bible I

The blog series RJB is based on my reading of the Jefferson Bible for the 21st Century, published by Humanist Press. It is based on the cut-and-paste Bible that was put together by American founding father Thomas Jefferson, where he … Continue reading

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