Episode 206: Lucretius’s Epicurean Physics (Part Two)


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More on Lucretius’s poem about Epicurean science: On the Nature of Things from the first century BCE. We talk more about how macroscopic phenomena are supposed to come out of the interaction of atoms, including mind and its processes of knowledge and illusion, including the illusion of love. One conclusion: life after death is not possible. Can the properties of the atoms themselves be explained? Listen to part one first or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition; this will also get you the follow-up discussion (coming soon). Please support PEL, and don't forget your 2019 PEL Wall Calendar! End song: "Came Round" by Mark Lint. Read about it and get the new album. Sponsor: Take back your Internet privacy with 3 months free at EXPRESSVPN.com/PEL.

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