Hiram Crespo's Blog – May 2015 Archive (6)

A Review of Sophie’s World

Sophie’s World is a history of philosophy written in the format of a mystery novel by Jostein Gaarder. It had been recommended to me many years ago.

The novel concerns a little girl, Sophia, who gets a correspondence course in philosophy from a mysterious character … further details into the plot would require spilling the beans, which I won’t do, except to point out that this is also a…

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Added by Hiram Crespo on May 26, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Concord: a Book on Friendship

The following is a review of the Book of Concord, which is just one of the books within the Humanist Bible by AC Grayling. The Humanist Bible is a secular, philosophical alternative to the Abrahamic one which is written in the same editorial style and contains numerous wisdom traditions, such as one on leadership (Lawgiver) and this one, on friendship.…

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Added by Hiram Crespo on May 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tending the Epicurean Garden

My book Tending the Epicurean Garden is available from amazon and can also be purchased directly from Humanist Press which, by the way, also made available WH Mallock’s Lucretius on Life and Death available as a free companion to it. I'm thrilled that to be able to take…

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Added by Hiram Crespo on May 14, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Few Days in Athens, Friends of Epicurus Edition

A Few Days in Athens: The Friends of Epicurus Edition is now available in paperback from Amazon. The FoE Edition includes the introductory review written for societyofepicurus.com as well as a study guide at the end of the novel.

The Spanish translation was recently also made available in paperback from…

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Added by Hiram Crespo on May 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Few Days in Athens, Friends of Epicurus Edition

A Few Days in Athens: The Friends of Epicurus Edition is now available in paperback from Amazon. The FoE Edition includes the introductory review written for societyofepicurus.com as well as a study guide at the end of the novel.

The Spanish translation was recently also made available in paperback from…

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Added by Hiram Crespo on May 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

On Natural Community

In Epicurean discourse we often get into discussions of minimalism from the perspective of natural and necessary desires: minimalism not for the sake of frugality and simplicity, but for the sake of having a deep conviction of what is and what isn’t necessary.

The natural measure of wealth is that which corresponds to our natural and necessary desires.

Thus, in our discussions of autarchy we talk about the …

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Added by Hiram Crespo on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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