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Epicurean Writings by Cassius Amicus

Cassius Amicus, the founder of newepicurean.com, is a prolific writer of educational material on Epicurean philosophy and one of the first people in our century to dedicate himself to the teaching mission of the Epicurean Gardens. It was, in part, thanks … Continue reading

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Book Review by Michael Fontaine, and Some Thoughts on Scientism and the Pharmacracy

The latest review of Tending the Epicurean Garden has been published in The Humanist and will print in the Jan-Feb 2015 issue. The reviewer had previously written works comparing Epicureanism (favorably) with the work of psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. This influenced his response … Continue reading

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Atheism 2.1: the Tension Between Atheist Politics and Ataraxia

I finally took the time to watch David Silverman’s firebrand atheism lecture. Silverman is the head of American Atheists. Upcoming atheist conventions in unlikely cities like Memphis, Tennessee and San Juan, Puerto Rico have brought him into my radar, as I’ve … Continue reading

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The ‘Abiding Pleasure’ Discussion

If you look at the ‪#‎new‬ page in Urban Dictionary today, you will find that the Epicurean term “abiding pleasure”, which was submitted by myself, has been accepted and incorporated formally into Urban Dictionary. Here’s the entry, and the example, … Continue reading

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