The Nature of Things

The seminal Epicurean text, in a brilliant new translation The Epicureans of ancient Rome discarded the ideas of life after death and of an interventionist God in favor of the tactile pleasures of nature.

Author: Titus Lucretius Carus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140447965

Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

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The Nature of Things

It's not the nature of things. The sooner we recognize that, accept it, and align our worldview and the way that we navigate life with it, the less we will ...

Author: Jeffrey R. Anderson

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452549796

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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We’re all asking the same kinds of questions, with the same goal in mind: How do I fit in? How can I navigate life gracefully? How can my life be more satisfying? How can I experience more love, joy, awe, and wonder? By learning, understanding, and applying the inherent wisdom that we find in the natural world, we can connect with people and with our planet, with our own hearts and souls, and create a life that is not only better for us as individuals, but perhaps together, create a world that works for everyone. “With simplicity and humor Jeff shows how the wisdom of nature can free us, untangle us from the complexity of our ego-driven lives. This is the wisdom of the ordinary for each of us to treasure. Allow these clear and profound teachings to awaken you, so that you can glimpse the divine that is within you and all around.” —Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee , Ph.D., Sufi teacher and author “ a friendly sharing across a backyard fence or an informal exchange of insights across a cup of coffee, Jeff Anderson has written...about the times we live in, the challenges we face, and the kind of life and consciousness that may help us not just survive but prosper." —David Spangler, author of Apprenticed to Spirit and Facing the Future “A thought-provoking, humorous and touching collection of truly helpful ideas.” —Dr. Edward Viljoen, author of Practice the Presence and Spirit Is Calling

The Nature of Things

Of course the most obvious examples of items of property—bicycles, fishing-rods, houses and so forth —are clearly distinct from the persons who own them.

Author: Anthony M. Quinton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429514241

Category: Philosophy

Page: 402

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Originally published in 1973. In this systematic treatise, Anthony Quinton examines the concept of substance, a philosophical refinement of the everyday notion of a thing. Four distinct, but not unconnected, problems about substance are identified: what accounts for the individuality of a thing; what confers identity on a thing; what is the relation between a thing and its appearances; and what kind of thing is fundamental, in the sense that its existence is logically independent of that of any other kind of thing? In Part 1, the first two problems are discussed, while in Part 2, the third and fourth are considered. Part 3 examines four kinds of thing that have been commonly held to be in some way non-material: abstract entities; the un-observable entities of scientific theory; minds and their states; and, finally, values. The author argues that theoretical entities and mental states are, in fact, material. He gives a linguistic account of universals and necessary truths and advances a naturalistic theory of value.

Of the Nature of Things

For my mind-of-man Now seeks the nature of the vast Beyond There on the other ... this world too hath been By nature fashioned, even as seeds of things By ...

Author: Lucretius

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Fiction


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Mother of Rome, delight of Gods and men, Dear Venus that beneath the gliding stars Makest to teem the many-voyaged main And fruitful lands—for all of living things Through thee alone are evermore conceived, Through thee are risen to visit the great sun— Before thee, Goddess, and thy coming on, Flee stormy wind and massy cloud away, For thee the daedal Earth bears scented flowers, For thee waters of the unvexed deep Smile, and the hollows of the serene sky Glow with diffused radiance for thee! For soon as comes the springtime face of day, And procreant gales blow from the West unbarred, First fowls of air, smit to the heart by thee, Foretoken thy approach, O thou Divine, And leap the wild herds round the happy fields Or swim the bounding torrents. Thus amain, Seized with the spell, all creatures follow thee Whithersoever thou walkest forth to lead, And thence through seas and mountains and swift streams, Through leafy homes of birds and greening plains, Kindling the lure of love in every breast, Thou bringest the eternal generations forth, Kind after kind. And since 'tis thou alone Guidest the Cosmos, and without thee naught Is risen to reach the shining shores of light, Nor aught of joyful or of lovely born, Thee do I crave co-partner in that verse Which I presume on Nature to compose For Memmius mine, whom thou hast willed to be Peerless in every grace at every hour— Wherefore indeed, Divine one, give my words Immortal charm. Lull to a timely rest O'er sea and land the savage works of war, For thou alone hast power with public peace To aid mortality; since he who rules The savage works of battle, puissant Mars, How often to thy bosom flings his strength O'ermastered by the eternal wound of love— And there, with eyes and full throat backward thrown, Gazing, my Goddess, open-mouthed at thee, Pastures on love his greedy sight, his breath Hanging upon thy lips. Him thus reclined Fill with thy holy body, round, above!

Will Curtis and this is the Nature of Things

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Main entry under title: The nature of things. Includes index 1. Natural history—Addresses. essays, lectures. I. Curtis, Will, 1917Ql'l8'l.N295 1984 508 84-17656 ISBN O-B8150-O28-3 ...

Author: Will Curtis

Publisher: Backcountry Publications

ISBN: PSU:000013222840

Category: Natural history.

Page: 296

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More than two hundred brief essays discuss the seasons, plants, gardening, mammals, insects, birds, marine life, the planets, and space

De Rerum Natura on the Nature of Things

The poem's three sections discuss, respectively, the atomic level, human beings, and the Cosmos. Lucretius earnestly offers us his philosophy "so that we can as happy as is possible in a world imperfectly suited to our existence"

Author: Lucretius Carus Titus


ISBN: 1909735051


Page: 232

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This epic poem on the teachings of Epicurus, a sage who saw Science, and a simple life, as the road to human happiness. The poem's three sections discuss, respectively, the atomic level, human beings, and the Cosmos. Lucretius earnestly offers us his philosophy "so that we can as happy as is possible in a world imperfectly suited to our existence"

The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines

34 T.N. Lucretius, On the Nature of Things , V, 1270. 35 Lucretius, On the Nature of Things , V, 1348. [In Rouse's translation, 1350: 'Woven cloth comes ...

Author: Jean-Marie Guyau

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350013902

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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This is the first English translation of a compelling and highly original reading of Epicurus by Jean-Marie Guyau. This book has long been recognized as one of the best and most concerted attempts to explore one of the most important, yet controversial ancient philosophers whose thought, Guyau claims, remains vital to modern and contemporary culture. Throughout the text we are introduced to the origins of the philosophy of pleasure in Ancient Greece, with Guyau clearly demonstrating how this idea persists through the history of philosophy and how it is an essential trait in the Western tradition. With an introduction by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Federico Testa, which contextualizes the work of Guyau within the canon of French thought, and notes on both further reading and on Epicurean scholarship more generally, this translation also acts as a critical introduction to the philosophy of Guyau and Epicurus.

Miscellaneous pieces on moral science and philosophy and on doctrinal and practical theology with public letters on various important subjects

The truth is , that in the constituted nature of things , there is the most wonderful uniformity of design , amid an endless variety of means , concurring to produce the designed result . “ Where there is most wisdom there is least ...

Author: Edward Williams


ISBN: BL:A0022920633

Category: Dissenters, Religious

Page: 566

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On the Nature of Things

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.

Author: Titus Lucretius Carus

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 3842438672


Page: 198

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Nature of Things

De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience.

Author: Lucretius Lucretius


ISBN: 1515427595

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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