Category Archives: Materialism

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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Happy Primate Pride Day

In recent years, Spanish-speaking atheist bloggers and activists invented a new holiday in order to raise awareness about Darwinian evolution via natural selection and to challenge the shame that religionists experience around our simian origins. In making the announcement, the Blog Sin … Continue reading

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God and the Atom: Book Review

Victor J Stenger, who passed away a couple of years ago, was one of the staunchest defenders of the classical model of physics, the one that remains truest to the original model invented by the Leucippus-Democritus dynamic duo and perfected … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: THIS May Have Happened in the Great All

Happy Twentieth to Epicureans everywhere. This month I will evaluate one curious feature of the doctrine of innumerable worlds: the way in which it seems to have inspired wonder for many generations, and even a storytelling tradition that served as … Continue reading

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The Materialist Conception of Identity

I frequently view, and sometimes enjoy and learn from, the videos published by the School of Life, a philosophical organization that claims to derive inspiration, in part, from the Epicurean Gardens of antiquity. In recent weeks, I viewed one of their … Continue reading

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Lucretius, in honor of Earth Day

In his epic poem, Lucretius refers to Earth as Mother numerous times, but also takes the time to explain that the personification of Earth as Mother is merely a figure of speech, an act of poetry, and that the planet … Continue reading

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An Epicurean Case for Pastafari

We must consider both the ultimate end and all clear sensory evidence, to which we refer our opinions; for otherwise everything will be full of uncertainty and confusion. If you fight against all your sensations, you will have no standard … Continue reading

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