Sep 22, 2022Liked by Classical Wisdom

Epicurus engages in circular reasoning. Death does not matter while alive and has no existence to him. However, when it arrives it matters not because you no longer exist. He makes the fallacious assumption that existence and life are identical. Life does begin at birth and ends in death but existence knows no such bounds. He is circular because he proves life by the nonexistent death and the non existent life when the non existent death manifests. About like dating fossils in the strata by the date of the strata and dating the strata based on the fossils contained in it.

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