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    dream_weaver

    Rand and the Greeks

    One of the points made in Peikoff's History of Philosophy was the need of a strong ethic in order to draw a popular following, made in reference to the question of why Aristotle had not caught on, and rather the decline of philosophy into the Hellenistic period. My summary from that lecture, in notes of Epicurus of Samus, identified the following: Epicurian Swerves - deterministic, non-causal. As in art, the artist communicates their more often implicit philosophy into their respective mediums, so it would seem that the philosophers, too, may reveal via selection and omission, beyond the content of their works.
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