friendship

StoryCorps: A friendship lost and found, 40 years later

Nov 24, 2015
Joe Chan and Pak Yan

 

 

Nearly 40 years ago, two best friends said goodbye to each other by holding on to different ends of a paper streamer.

 

Ralph Lee Hopkins

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Epicurus and the Good Life on Philosophy Talk

May 8, 2014

Though his name is often misleadingly associated with indulgence in sensual pleasures, the Greek philosopher Epicurus developed a far-reaching system of thought that incorporated an empiricist theory of knowledge, a description of nature based on atomistic materialism, and views about the importance of friendship. His notions of what constitutes a good life have preserved the relevance of Epicurean philosophy for contemporary life. A diverse array of thinkers, including Thomas Jefferson, Diderot, and Jeremy Bentham, have considered themselves Epicureans.