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Happy Twentieth of October: The Goal of True Spiritual Practice: Pure, Effortless Pleasure

Happy Twentieth to all the Epicureans and Humanists everywhere! In my Six Things I Learned After Writing “Tending the Epicurean Garden” post, one of the points mentioned was this: Neuroscience was a field of great interest to Epicurean philosophy from the onset. Epicurus, … Continue reading

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Further Insights on Chanting the Four Cures

I recently came across a paper by Susanne Bobzien, titled Responsibility and Moral Development in Epicurus. It is partially based on the 25th book of Epicurus’ On Nature. In it, she discusses how Epicurus believed that some of our dispositions (underlying beliefs … Continue reading

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My New Zafu: Towards an Epicurean Contemplative Practice

From the early writing of my piece for The Humanist titled Death and the Skeptic, through my explorations of Zen in Tending the Epicurean Garden (inspired, in part, by Sam Harris’ call for the development of a science of contemplation in … Continue reading

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