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NOTES on Epicurus (341-270 B.C.E.): “Letter to Menoeceus”

Portrait of Epicurus. Pentelic marble, Roman copy (1st century CE) of a Greek original of the 3rd century BC. [Public domain, via Wiki Commons]. Some philosophy is practical. One philosopher concerned with a practical way of living is the ancient … Continue reading

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NOTES on Epicurus (341-279 B.C.E.): First Principles of Materialism

Marble bust of Epicurus. Roman copy of Greek original, 3rd century BC/2nd century BC. On display in the British Museum, London. Epicurus (341-279 B.C.E.) was an ancient Greek philosopher who was a Materialist. As such, he believed that reality consists … Continue reading

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