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On The Nature of Things

This mental nature, therefore, or compound intellectual substance, is contained in every body, and is itself the guardian of the body, and the cause of its safety; for the two, the body and the soul, cohere, as it were, by common roots, with one another, nor seem capable of being torn asunder without destruction of both. 51 more words

--- On The Nature of Things, Lucretius

This mental nature, therefore, or compound intellectual substance, is contained in every body, and is itself the guardian of the body, and the cause of its safety; for the two, the body and the soul, cohere, as it were, by common roots, with one another, nor seem capable of being torn asunder without destruction of both. 48 more words

The 17 Scholarchs and the Empress

The first companions of Epicurus were known as the kathegemones (those who led the way) and were considered members of Epicurus’ philosophical family, his philoi (affiliates or friends). 1,835 more words

Humanism

Science and Poetry. Science in Society 2

Readings

Peter Atkins

‘Although poets may aspire to understanding, their talents are more akin to entertaining self-deception. They may be able to emphasise delights in the world, but they are deluded if they and their admirers believe that their identification of their delights and their use of poignant language are enough for comprehension…While poetry titillates, science liberates.’ 591 more words

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On the Nature of Things

On the Nature of Things

“Though right now I’m unable to cope,
I look forward to freedom with hope.
Things will change. Yes, they will! 21 more words

"Nothing can be created from nothing."---Lucretius

Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus), Roman philosopher, 99-55 BC

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After Reading Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 Again (Poem)

Introduction

This is probably the poem of mine that I am most proud of. It’s riddled with flaws, yes, but I think it has a little merit, too. 357 more words

Christianity