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Unformatted text preview: Self and Soul Exam 2 Information: Lucretius: Roman poet/philosopher/scientist. How could he be all three? What does poetry have to do with philosophy and science? Epicurean Goal: Tranquility, Ataraxia. This is achieved by avoiding fear, desire, and maintaining friendships. The Fear of Death, according to Lucretius, has at its center. 1) Hellfire (Acheron, p 60 in the packet.)---fear of hellfire. • Lucretius believes that a lot of the terrors in the world are due to religion and the views that they instill in people that makes them fear for what happens to them after death. 2) Immortality: The idea that the soul goes on after death, regretting that it is no longer a part of you. The fear of death implies the idea of immortality. 3) Dualism: A belief in immortality implies the concept of dualism. Dualism is the theory that mind and body are separate kinds of things. The mind can exist without a body and can move from one body to another body....
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