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lucretius:agonizing doubts of logic and reason

The clash of major and minor keys is heard throughout his poem, The Nature of Things; again and again, in a passage that opens with serene confidence in Epicurean logic and the liberating power of the intellect , Lucretius will … Continue reading

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the chance swerve: visions of madness

One curious statement about Lucretius appears, not in any contemporary or near-contemporary writer, but in the Christian chronicle of Saint-Jerome: that he was driven mad by a love philter administered by his wife, wrote his famous poem, The Nature of … Continue reading

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boutique atheism : babel banter

What are the limits of scientific rationalism? But what actually is atheism, besides an ecological and scientific dirt disher despite Chris Hitchens ¬†perhaps stuck in limbo, a purgatory of the missionary position somewhere in rhetorical rebuttal to the anal perversions … Continue reading

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