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Published on Oct 17, 2013
Discussion How Atomism and Lucretius Made the Renaissance Modern: An Atheist Perspective Class 22
Our lecture will attempt to present a brief overview of atomism and the idea of the immortal soul. The topic of our presentation is the Epicurean school of philosophy, its brilliant exposition by the philosopher/poet, Lucretius, in On the Nature of Things, and the return of the naturalistic philosophy to Renaissance Italy.