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With the passion of a true poet, Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99-55 B.C.E.) expounds the most coherent and eloquent system of materialism surviving from the ancient world.

Developing the atomic theory of his master, Epicurus, Lucretius discusses the motion of atoms, natural phenomena, sensation, free will, and the soul's relation to the body. Most importantly, Lucretius sees his teaching as a bulwark against religious fears and prejudices. Since death is final, humankind need not fear everlasting torture and punishment.

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ISBN:
9781573921794
Translator:
Watson, John Selby
Other:
Lucretius Carus, Titus
Author:
Waston, John Selby
Author:
Lucretius Carus, Titus
Author:
Carus, Titus Lucretius
Author:
Watson, John Selby
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
Ancient
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Philosophy, ancient
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Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
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Philosophy, Ancient -- Poetry.
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History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Didactic poetry, Latin
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
philosophy;poetry;classics;science;latin;lucretius;non-fiction;literature;ancient;rome;epicureanism;classic;ancient philosophy;history;ancient rome;classical literature;atomism;classical;nature;roman literature;antiquity;materialism;ancient literature;rel
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
8.49x5.53x.67 in. .83 lbs.

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