Category Archives: Humanism

In Solidarity with The Bahamas

The following videos show how the islands of the Bahamas are unrecognizable after hurricane Dorian. Six days after the storm, there were reports that the stench of death was on the streets from so many bodies that were unclaimed and … Continue reading

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Epicurean Philosophy is a Humanism

I am writing this essay in response to New Epicurean’s Epicurean Philosophy vs. Humanism. There, the author says: “GOOD WITHOUT GOD” That should be an immediate tipoff that feeling – pleasure and pain – are not at the center of … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: Epicureans in the Lotus

As the world sadly witnessed the distress, powerlessness, and suffering of thousands of souls due to the recent hurricanes in North America, many men and women of God on social media encouraged others to “pray” for the victims. We have yet to see … Continue reading

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Diogenes’ Wall: on Principal Doctrine 20

The flesh receives as unlimited the limits of pleasure; and to provide it requires unlimited time. But the mind, intellectually grasping what the end and limit of the flesh is, and banishing the terrors of the future, procures a complete … Continue reading

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Does Faith Have to be a Bad Word?

I was recently one of the judges in a literary contest organized by the editorial team at Ateistas de Puerto Rico. The contest accepted essays from anywhere in the Spanish speaking world. The original intention was to identify secular and/or atheist intellectuals in Latin … Continue reading

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Diogenes’ Wall: on the Pleasures

In the coming weeks, The Autarkist will be covering in detail some gleanings from Diogenes’ Wall Inscription. Diogenes of Oenoanda was a wealthy Epicurean from the Second Century of Common Era who lived in what is today the south of Turkey. He erected the … Continue reading

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The Bonobo and the Atheist Book Review

This book review was originally posted in societyofepicurus.com. Today I’m reviewing the amazing book The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates by Dutch anthropologist Frans de Waal. The author takes a soft, humanist approach to atheism … Continue reading

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