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The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Interview conducted by Patrick de Méritens for Le Figaro, July 27, 2012.Translation: Hiram Crespo. Patrice de Méritens: How was your meeting with Epicurus? Michel Onfray: I met him indirectly through Lucretius, with Lucien Jerphagnon who was my master at the … Continue reading

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Onfray’s Politics

Epicureans are often stereotyped as apolitical hermits that take refuge in the isolation of their gardens among their circles of friends, and avoid public life. But history bears witness against this stereotype: many Epicureans–like founding father Thomas Jefferson and feminist … Continue reading

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Reasonings on the Hedonist Manifesto: Ideas Incarnate!

In the coming weeks I’ll be blogging commentaries on Michel Onfray’s Hedonist Manifesto, which contains a complete summary of his intellectual legacy. Onfray is an unapologetic French hedonist and neo-Epicurean who has written dozens of books, and about whose “counter-history of philosophy” … Continue reading

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La Gauche Nietzschéene

See Will to Power Reasonings I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII Shortly after the last US election, I published a blog on how the Left could reinvent itself in an age hostile to identity politics. This evaluation of Nietzschean … Continue reading

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The Counter-History of Philosophy

French hedonist philosopher Michel Onfray has made his name by, among other things, founding the Popular University of Caen, away from Paris and every other known hub of intellectual life, as a way to rebel against the Platonized tendency that pervades mainstream … Continue reading

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