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21st Century Epicureanism

To the left (above if you are on mobile) are links to a number of original essays on aspects of Epicureanism. The Four Part Cure addresses the summation of Epicureanism passed onto us by Philodemus and recovered from Herculaneum. This has become a central tenet of Epicureanism. Voluntary Simplicity addresses the cataloging and control of desires. This is the second major tenet of Epicurus’ teachings. It is discussed at some length in Letter to Menoeceus, Principal Doctrine 29 reads: Of our desires some are natural and necessary, others are natural but not necessary; and others are neither natural nor necessary, but are due to groundless opinion. Understanding Epicurean Hedonism differentiates Epicurus’ virtuous hedonism from modern conceptions of the word. Commentary on Letter to Menoeceus expands upon the teachings of this seminal work. On Friendship discusses Epicurus’ views on the importance of friends. Autarchy illuminates the desire for self-rule in the Epicurean ideal. Back to the Garden discusses implementing Epicurus’ teachings in our own lives.
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21st Century Epicureanism

To the left (above if you are on mobile) are links to a number of original essays on aspects of Epicureanism. The Four Part Cure addresses the summation of Epicureanism passed onto us by Philodemus and recovered from Herculaneum. This has become a central tenet of Epicureanism. Voluntary Simplicity addresses the cataloging and control of desires. This is the second major tenet of Epicurus’ teachings. It is discussed at some length in Letter to Menoeceus, Principal Doctrine 29 reads: Of our desires some are natural and necessary, others are natural but not necessary; and others are neither natural nor necessary, but are due to groundless opinion. Understanding Epicurean Hedonism differentiates Epicurus’ virtuous hedonism from modern conceptions of the word. Commentary on Letter to Menoeceus expands upon the teachings of this seminal work. On Friendship discusses Epicurus’ views on the importance of friends. Autarchy illuminates the desire for self-rule in the Epicurean ideal. Back to the Garden discusses implementing Epicurus’ teachings in our own lives.