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Nietzsche and Epicurus, on Autarchy

Noble men despise the praise of the many. – Nietzsche, WtP 783 Avoid petty honors and mistrust all who praise readily: for whoever praises believes he understands what he praises: but to understand is to be equal to. – Nietzsche, … Continue reading

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PSBMS: Take Care of Yourself First

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PSBMS: On Autarchy

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Reasonings on Community, Part IV: On Productive Autonomy

Epicurus understands that the only way to be able to live outside of the political battles in the city is to gain productive autonomy. The Book of Community discusses at one point how communal models help to manage the deficiencies … Continue reading

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New Philodemus series at Society of Epicurus

The following are the first two in a series of reasonings based on the writings of 1st Century Epicurean philosopher Philodemus of Gadara, who taught philosophy in Rome and whose scrolls were kept in the Herculaneum and, in the year … Continue reading

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Welcome to my new blog!

au·tar·ky [aw-tahr-kee] the condition of self-sufficiency, especially economic, as applied to a nation. a national policy of economic independence. – Dictionary.com Of all the ancient Greek philosophers, one stands above the rest as a true sage: Epicurus.  His secular humanist doctrine inspired … Continue reading

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