Happy Twentieth

In his final will, Epicurus left provisions and instructions related to holding a monthly feast of reason and pleasure, where Epicureans would enjoy each other’s company while eating delicacies and studying philosophy. This Epicurean feast is traditionally celebrated on the 20th of each month and is meant to honor the memory of Epicureans who came before us, to study them, and to transmit to future generations this noble tradition of wisdom through the cultivation of friendships and sincere study.

Today, thanks to the magic of the internet, this tradition has taken the form of monthly publication of articles. For Luis Granados, the 20th is a more private and intimate alternative to the atheistic churches that have become fashionable and follow a rather ecclesiastical, congregational model to create community, which he believes does not promote getting to know the other participants in a very personal way. Ideally, the twentieth should be celebrated with good friends discussing issues of philosophy and enjoying fine (even if simple) foods. The idea is to personalize philosophy and build healthy relationships with others that are influenced by it.

September – On the misfortune of the wise and the prosperity of the fool

August – On Polyvalent Logic

July – “The Covenant of the Sacred Festival Table”

June – On Why Black Lives Do Indeed Matter

May 2020 – The Epicurean Dude

April 2020 – The Ethics of a Quarantine

March 2020 – Did Epicurus Practice Intermittent Fasting?

February 2020 – Armed for Happiness

January 2020 – Back to the Basics II

Deccember 2019 – On Autarchy

November 2019 – Philodemus On Arrogance

October 2019 – In Defense of Eudaimonia

September 2019 – On Anticipations

August 2019 – On the Importance of Healthy Emotions

July 2019 – In Memory of the Men

June 2019 – On the Mind-Body Split / Newsletter

May 2019 – PD 11-13 versus the Qur’an / Newsletter

April 2019 – The Black Hole

March 2019 – Anticipating Fortune

February 2019 – On Epicurean Economics

January 2019 – The Year of the Pig

December 2018 – Happy Humanlight!

November 2018 – Traveling with Epicurus

October 2018 – Lila: Reclaiming Religion as Pleasure

September 2018 – Antiquity Has Never Felt So Alive!

August 2018 – What’s Wrong with Pleasure?

July 2018 – O Fortuna! 

June 2018 – Lucian’s Aerial Expedition

May 2018 – Back to the Basics: the Ethics

April 2018 – The Pleasure of Knowledge

March 2018 – Some Essays and Updates

January 2018 – On Lucretius and Kingship

December 2017 – The Epicureans and the Original Jedi

November 2017 – The Uncuttables

October 2017 – Imagine No Religion!

September 2017 – Epicureans in the Lotus 

July 2017 – Pale Blue Dot

June 2017 – The Havamal on Isolation

May 2017 – The Pauline War on “Peace and Safety”

April 2017 – In Defense of Pleasure

March 2017 – Lucretius on Iron and War

February 2017 – On Nature’s Alphabet

January 2017 – Each One Teach One

December 2016 – Epicurus on Gratitude

November 2016 – Shall We Banish the Ego?

October 2016 – Goal of True Spiritual Practice is Pleasure

September 2016 – On Passing By

August 2016 – Woodland Aborigines Invent Music and Dance

July 2016 – This May Have Happened in the Great All

June 2016 – Neural Pathways in Lucretius’ DRN

May 2016 – Better Be A Subject and at Peace

April 2016 – The Well-Walled Fortress of the Wise

March 2016 – The Punctured Jar Parable

Also, here you will find a list of past issues of the old Happy 20th bulletin.