**THIS WEEK IN EPICUREAN PHILOSOPHY – 06/20/2015***

**THIS WEEK IN EPICUREAN PHILOSOPHY – 06/20/2015***

** This is the one hundred and eleventh in a series of weekly reports on news from the world of Epicurean Philosophy. Our home base for discussion is https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/ Copies of these posts, and links to active Epicurean websites, are stored at EpicurusCentral.wordpress.com, and other discussion cites are referenced at the end of this post.

** We welcome all participants and lurkers. If you apply to participate and don’t receive a reply promptly, please send an email to an admin about your interest in the group. We are here to discuss Epicurean Philosophy, have fun, and in the words of Lucian, “strike a blow for Epicurus – that great man whose holiness and divinity of nature were not shams, who alone had and imparted true insight into the good, and who brought deliverance to all that consorted with him!”

**Here are a few highlights from the week:

**Hiram and Panagiotis continued their series of memes for the 40 Doctrines, with this one on PD15 as to the limits of natural wealth. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/844868102228818/

**Hiram posted on “Epicureanism as a Religious Identity” https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/845023762213252/

**Hiram posted on the “fullness of pleasure” https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/845208155528146/

**Hiram posted on “The Epicurean Nag Hammadi” https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/845606728821622/

**Alexander posted a link to an article comparing the pleasures of sex and alcohol to the pleasures of religion and having children. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/845323132183315/

**Hiram posted a reminder of the resources we have posted in our files section: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/845412735507688/

**Hiram and Panagiotis posted a meme on PD16 and the role of reason: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/845730348809260/

**Hiram posted an interesting question on a passage from Cosma Raimondi on the “intention” of Nature: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/845726942142934/

**Elli posted an announcement that a third edition of “Epicurean Principal Doctriines – Tee Art of Wellbeing” by Christos Yapijakis was being issued – regretably only in Greek – https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/846012812114347/

**Hiram and Panagiotis posted a meme on PD16 – https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/844269815621980/

**Panagiotis posted a link to a Master’s Thesis entitled “Epicurean Mission and Membership from the Early Garden to the Late-Roman Republic.” I only had a chance to read part, but it appears excellent. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/846460398736255/

**Alexander posted a link to a new article on particle physics. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/846530102062618/

**Alexander also posted a link to an article on “Machine dreaming”, linking it to the letter to Herodotus – https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/846538952061733/

**Hiram reminded us that “A Partially Examined Life” will be discussion “A Few Days In Athens” this Sunday https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/846544115394550/

**Hiram posted “Reasonings On Community” https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/846409045408057/

**Domagoj posted a link to an article by Jaakko Wallenius, who until his death was an active internet posted on Epicurean ideas. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/846092652106363/

**Today was the 20th and I posted a memorial: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/846816235367338/

**I also posted today a meme on Jefferson’s statement of the calculation of pleasure https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/847052288677066/

**Last for the week as of this writing, I posted a blog entry on how a passage from Seneca illustrates the meaning of PD3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/847094572006171/

**Thanks to all who participated the the Facebook forum this week. As always, if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please add a comment or participate in the Epicurean Philosophy Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/ or hop around the internet world of Epicurean Philosophy by checking the links here: EpicurusCentral.wordpress.com

*

Live Well!

Cassius Amicus

**Options for those who wish to discuss Epicurus on the internet include:

1- If you are someone whose views are fully formed, and you’ve combined several disparate viewpoints into your own personal mix, and you mainly want to talk casually to other people of the same eclectic type, there are several excellent facebook groups including EPISTOBUZEN and “Epicureanism for Modern Times” that you can find by searching facebook.

2- If you are focused primarily on Epicurus, and you want to participate in a forum where people will defend Epicurus strongly from all challenges, then you have two Facebook options. Our open and main group, entitled simply “Epicurean Philosophy,” is the home base of this post. Anyone can read the posts there, and all you have to do is ask in order to join. (Note that there is an “About” and a “Sticky” post with our forum rules.)

3 – If you prefer to post in a “private” group where your posts are not readable by outsiders, we have “Epicurean Private Garden.” Because it is a private group, you cannot find it by searching, and you have to email one of our admins in the open group if you wish to join. Please note that our About and Sticky Post rules in the private forum are the same as the open forum, and the private forum will be moderated to the same standards as the open forum (or perhaps slightly tighter!)

4 – If you are not only focused primarily on Epicurus, but you wish to assist with a forum platform where pro-Epicurean activists can build for the future, check out http://www.EpicureanFriends.com. Work is starting on a FAQ and other resources. Anyone can read the posts, but only approved members can create new posts or comment.

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