57 - Nothing to Fear: Epicureans on Death and the Gods
Peter considers Epicurus’ attempt to dispel the fear of death and the gods, and along the way looks at the topics of soul, atheism, and philosophy as therapy.
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• J. Warren, Facing Death. Epicurus and his Critics (Oxford: 2004).