Friday, 7 January 2011

Epicurus - ABC Philosophy Podcast

It is surprising to find out just how widespread and influential the philosophy of Epicurus was in the ancient world, and just how modern it sounds today.

Epicurus believed in the existence of atoms - though for philosophical reasons rather than scientific ones - did not believe in life after death and taught how to live a good life without any supreme being to lay down a morality for you.

All in all, he sounds like just the philosopher we need today.

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