Category Archives: Epicurus

Benatar Part Six: Concluding Remarks

Finally, we’re in our last chapter. This last one is reserved for a hodgepodge of replies and responses that Benatar encounters. Just to recap: In part one, I went through Benatar’s argument on why coming into existence is a harm. … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; or Methods on Dying

Thomas Jefferson once wrote that we are endowed “with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  As I experience the world, there are certain people that consider one of these as having a … Continue reading

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Jefferson on Epicurus

Thomas Jefferson took his political writings from John Locke.  Locke said that we have natural rights to life, liberty, and property.  Well Jefferson liked that but he changed it to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Where did he … Continue reading

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Epicurus on Politics: So What?

Epicurus, known as the founder of Hedonism, says a lot about how the meaning of life is to aim for pleasure.  But this isn’t crude pleasure, these are the finest pleasures: music, intellectual creativity, food, friends and family.  When I … Continue reading

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