One Nation Under Epicurus?

Previous posts have exposed the false either/or thinking of Epicurean philosophy and its now universally subverting “High-Horse” Mal-ware, a mal-ware that bifurcates mankind’s worldview.  At ‘ground level’ there is science, scientism, facts and secularism. In the attic are God, religion, values and meaning. Richard Dawkins and other angry atheists such as the former Christopher Hitchens,…

Epicurus “High-Horse” Mal-Ware v. 2.015

As my last post noted Greece, the home of the ancient philosopher Epicurus, rejected fiscal restraint and austerity in exchange for “Hope is coming” debt finagling.   “Syriza” or “Let the Good Times Roll Without Repercussions Party” has won a short-lived victory in Epicurean Greece: “Avoid pain or at least spread it around. Give it to…

Aren’t You a Bit Solipsistic?

My last post “Aren’t You a Bit Epicurious?” acquainted you with the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus. I presented also several of his main theories, three of which in particular bring us to today’s post” Aren’t You a Bit Solipsistic?” Epicurus believed that you could learn everything you needed to know through your senses, a form…

Je Suis la Vérité

  What is truth? The satirical stylus? The severing sword? The signet of supremacy?    What is truth? A cartoon, a caliphate, a Caesar?   “What is truth?” Pilate asked. A “thing of this world” French philosopher Foucalt answered. A “regime” of beliefs and values linked to systems of political and economic power, A scientific,…