Category Archives: Humanism

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 by Dutch anthropologist Frans de Waal. The author takes a soft, humanist approach to atheism and morality, focusing on the study of … Continue reading

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A Boricua Ponders the Rise of White Supremacy

Hatred never ceases through hatred. Hatred only ceases through love. This is the eternal rule. – Siddhartha Buddha, in the Dhammapada The man who best knows how to meet external threats makes into one family all the creatures he can; … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! – On Nature’s Alphabet

Tomorrow is International Mother Language Day–I’ve written previously on my general interest in languages, and specifically my interest in the international language Esperanto–so I thought I’d share an interesting observation that I made while studying De Rerum Natura.  In it, … Continue reading

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The Denaturalization of Morality

See Will to Power Reasonings I, II, III and IV At the heart of Nietzsche’s thought is the problem of where people get their values from. This includes a critique of the denaturalization of morality and of values, and therefore a … Continue reading

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