The purpose of this class is to familiarize the student with the fundamental doctrines of Epicurean physics through study of the Twelve Principles of Nature and Epicurus' Letters to Herodotus and to Pythocles as well as portions of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura.
When this course is complete, the student will know both the major doctrines of Epicurean physics and a general idea of how to evaluate those doctrines given developments in modern physics.
Outline of Topics To Be Covered¶
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