PracticalWisdom
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“My country is the world, and my

religion is to do good.”

--Thomas Paine

Welcome to PracticalWisdom.info

[Editor’s note: This site is in an incomplete format. I am posting it before it is done to hopefully stoke me to finish it. Still needed: 1) 21st Century Epicurean essay needs written for Epicureanism page. 2) Essay on desires and voluntary simplicity needs written. 3) Autarchy essay needs written. 4) Entire Books page is empty, need to re-compile completed books with new information regarding this site, do page layout and upload. 5) Search engine optimization. 6) Find and fix mistakes, typos, errors, etc.] On the pages linked above you can find the extent ethical writings of Epicurus, original essays explicating the teachings of Epicurus, and free down- loadable electronic books. The ebooks are not all focused on Epicurus and his teachings but they do all provide information and teachings which can be practiced and utilized to live the best possible life. At its most basic level, practical wisdom is sound judgment. The information provided on this website is but information, but when practiced it becomes wisdom. Epicurus teaches that the goal of life is to be happy and satisfied. To live a quiet life free from pain and amongst friends is his highest goal. Epicurus teaches that there are only two prerequisites to a happy life: ataraxia and aponia. Ataraxia is loosely translated as extreme tranquility, while aponia means to be free from pain. We attain this state by controlling our desires and living a simple life without fear. Peruse the materials herein contained, download the books and spend some time with them. If you would like to start a conversation, the About page has contact information.

What is Practical

Wisdom?

The ancient Greeks used the term Phronesis, this term was translated as prudence in the past. Modern translators most often translate it as practical wisdom. Oxford dictionary defies phronesis as: Practical understanding; wisdom, prudence; sound judgment. This is fine as far as it goes but phronesis is wisdom that helps us live a better life, it is practical. In a letter, Epicurus writes: Practical wisdom…is the greatest good. Thus practical wisdom is more valuable than philosophy and is the source of every other excellence. Practical wisdom begins as simple knowledge, this knowledge is then analyzed, synthesized and practiced until it becomes innate. This innate knowledge is wisdom:, or knowledge combined with experience. It is practical when it leads us toward the best possible life.
PracticalWisdom
© 2018 This site uses cookies for navigation and analytics only, no personal information is collected.

“My country is the world,

and my religion is to do

good.”

--Thomas Paine

Welcome to PracticalWisdom.info

[Editor’s note: This site is in an incomplete format. I am posting it before it is done to hopefully stoke me to finish it. Still needed: 1) 21st Century Epicurean essay needs written for Epicureanism page. 2) Essay on desires and voluntary simplicity needs written. 3) Autarchy essay needs written. 4) Entire Books page is empty, need to re-compile completed books with new information regarding this site, do page layout and upload. 5) Search engine optimization. 6) Find and fix mistakes, typos, errors, etc.] On the pages linked above you can find the extent ethical writings of Epicurus, original essays explicating the teachings of Epicurus, and free down- loadable electronic books. The ebooks are not all focused on Epicurus and his teachings but they do all provide information and teachings which can be practiced and utilized to live the best possible life. At its most basic level, practical wisdom is sound judgment. The information provided on this website is but information, but when practiced it becomes wisdom. Epicurus teaches that the goal of life is to be happy and satisfied. To live a quiet life free from pain and amongst friends is his highest goal. Epicurus teaches that there are only two prerequisites to a happy life: ataraxia and aponia. Ataraxia is loosely translated as extreme tranquility, while aponia means to be free from pain. We attain this state by controlling our desires and living a simple life without fear. Peruse the materials herein contained, download the books and spend some time with them. If you would like to start a conversation, the About page has contact information.

What is Practical

Wisdom?

The ancient Greeks used the term Phronesis, this term was translated as prudence in the past. Modern translators most often translate it as practical wisdom. Oxford dictionary defies phronesis as: Practical understanding; wisdom, prudence; sound judgment. This is fine as far as it goes but phronesis is wisdom that helps us live a better life, it is practical. In a letter, Epicurus writes: Practical wisdom…is the greatest good. Thus practical wisdom is more valuable than philosophy and is the source of every other excellence.  Practical wisdom begins as simple knowledge, this knowledge is then analyzed, synthesized and practiced until it becomes innate. This innate knowledge is wisdom:, or knowledge combined with experience. It is practical when it leads us toward the best possible life.