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Lucretius, on Death

“Mortal, what hast thou of such grave concern That thou indulgest in too sickly plaints? Why this bemoaning and beweeping death? For if thy life aforetime and behind To thee was grateful, and not all thy good… Was heaped as … Continue reading

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PSBMS: City Without Walls Meme

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Update on Epicurus.info and Wiki

A fellow Epicurean has shared with us the sad news of Erik Anderson’s passing at the age of 47 and a link to his obituary, according to which he was fascinated by astronomy and astrophotography. His younger sister Kayla, who shared … Continue reading

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Second Taoist Contemplation: Wu-Wei (No Action) Principle

Taoism teaches that not-meddling assists the nature of all things: by letting them run their course, we find the best results. This lets them be, helps them function as they should. This seems to suggest a case against some forms … Continue reading

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In Defense of Seneca’s Adage

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. – Seneca The public discourse on the role of religion in our daily lives too often lacks the voice of … Continue reading

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Death and the Skeptic

“The world began when I was born and the world is mine to win.” —Badger Clark As much as the anthropocentric arrogance and subjectivity of the above statement contradict obvious facts, it could be said that every mind is a … Continue reading

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