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Happy Twentieth: Neural Pathways in Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura

Happy Twentieth to all the Epicureans everywhere! Today I will share a portion of the Lucretian text that explains the ancients’ conception of neural pathways, the modern confirmation of which sparked the emergence of the scientific field of neuroplasticity, or … 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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