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Philosophy Party

Imagine you’re invited to a party with a bunch of philosophers, and you don’t know what to expect. Here’s what some of them would be doing when you walk into the room… 270 more words


Goddard Is Unexpected

The Goddard residency is a time of intensive engagement, community, and preparation for study. I always find the residency to be something of a fun vacation, thanks to the delicious food and new-found friends I enjoy there. 723 more words


Happy Twentieth of May: Better Be a Subject and at Peace

The Epicurean adage lathe biosas, which is translated usually as “Live Unknown”, is an invitation to live life away from politics, to not cater to the mobs and instead to be distinct and separate from them. 584 more words


Dotty Potsy

My name is Dolores Potterson.  But everyone calls me Dotty Potsy.  It’s a long story.  It’s a doozy.  And almost no one believes it, which is why they say I’m dotty. 4,496 more words


On the Nature of Things (Lucretius)

Through the epic poem On the Nature of Things, the first-century BC philosopher Lucretius explores reality through the eyes of Epicurean philosophy.  As a student of Epicurus, he adheres to the main principles of a materialist worldview, lack of divine beings, and that the pleasure of a balanced and simple life is the greatest human happiness. 255 more words


The origin of...Magnet

“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” Paramahansa Yoganandya… 374 more words

Natural Phenomena

Happy Twentieth! - The Well-Walled Fortress of the Wise

Last Friday I worked my normal 9-to-5 job, after which I worked until after midnight a bartending shift at a wedding that I had accepted some weeks back. 713 more words