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Happy Twentieth! Lila: Reclaiming Religion as Pleasure

Philosophy Now has published yet another intro to Epicurean philosophy that confuses the end (pleasant living) for sedation or painlessness (disguised as ataraxia, which is a condition that leads to pleasant living). The article is titled The Ultimate Tranquilizer. Also, read The Return … Continue reading

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Religion as Play

Religion is understood by Epicureans as a natural phenomenon, and must be studied as such. Therefore, every Epicurean should be a little bit of an anthropologist in this regard. To pray is natural. – Epicurus The plain dismissal of religion … Continue reading

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