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Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hiram Jun 28, 2012. 20 Replies

Brilliant pilosopher who's students included even the great Christopher Hitchens,overshadowed by Plato even to this day. Why? Why is this man not referenced more? Come on people!Continue

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Hiram replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"Epicurus is noticed among some: Both Christopher Hitchens and Thomas Jefferson considered themselves Epicureans.  He's my favorite philosopher and I mention Epicurus in my article Death and the Skeptic. His doctrine focuses on four…"
Jun 28, 2012
booklover replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"Fine with me John! :)"
May 30, 2012
John Aultman replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"Me too Booklover, But lets keep your reply anyway."
May 30, 2012
Michael R replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"The Epicurus Blog http://hanrott.com/blog/"
May 30, 2012
Michael R replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"From Wikipedia: Pleasure as absence of suffering Epicurus' philosophy is based on the theory that all good and bad derive from the sensations of pleasure and pain. What is good is what is pleasurable, and what is bad is what is painful.…"
May 30, 2012
Jedi Wanderer replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"An interesting point Reno, I hadn't considered that. I figured hey, Elysian Fields, home for the Greek heroes, I guess I imagined it as more like Valhalla, or heaven, or Islamic Paradise, being treated like a king, not so bad. But Achilles did…"
May 28, 2012
Reno Herrick replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"Remember though that his target audience was the greeks, and the greeks hated the concept of death with a passion. Their afterlife was miserable, even for the heroes who were allowed admission to the Elysian Fields. In the Odyssey,…"
May 28, 2012
Jedi Wanderer replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"As much as I like Epicurus, this quote has a contradiction in it. First he says, "all good and evil lie in sensation and sensation ends with death". Then he says "the man who is thoroughly assured that there is nothing to fear in…"
May 28, 2012
Pat replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"And, she's president of their Beta Club, a cheerleader, and an honor roll student. My friend and I gave each other a high 5. Though, she is the one who deserved it."
May 28, 2012
Loren Miller replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"This is what happens when believers have someone else do their thinking for them..."
May 28, 2012
booklover replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"John, I'd just be happy to take their stupid commandments out of  state and federal buildings. :)"
May 28, 2012
booklover replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"I agree with you Loren, but I think some of the dumber religious-nuts wouldn't understand it."
May 28, 2012
booklover replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"Pat, how awesome of your friend's teenage daughter!!! "
May 28, 2012
Pat replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"Sometimes a whisper in an ear can be just as effective. I passed the quote booklover referenced to a friend of mine a few weeks ago in an email exchange. He, in turn, showed it to his teenage daughter. She apparently wrote it down, because he told…"
May 28, 2012
Loren Miller replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"If Epicurus doesn't come up in atheist discussions for any reason OTHER than booklover's quote above, I'd say he doesn't NEED to, 'cuz that quote is WAY SUFFICIENT."
May 28, 2012
Reno Herrick replied to Reno Herrick's discussion Epicurus, shout his name from the rooftop!
"I apologize for the lack of substance in my post. This was my first post on this site and it was brought about after I endured an incessant lecture from my philosophy prof. praisng the contributions of Plato's work( in…"
May 28, 2012

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At 8:53pm on May 25, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Reno! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like The Knife & Fork and

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At 11:13am on May 25, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 1:55am on May 25, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Reno
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you well know as an atheist and freethinker. 
  
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