Epicureanism: The Hobo Test

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Epicureanism: The Hobo Test

Post by Philosophy Now » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:17 pm

Brian Dougall puts the philosophy of Epicurus (341-270 BC) to the test.

http://philosophynow.org/issues/98/Epic ... _Hobo_Test

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Re: Epicureanism: The Hobo Test

Post by Impenitent » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:36 pm

cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny...

and cannibals don't eat hobos because they taste poor...

it isn't a matter of taste?

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Re: Epicureanism: The Hobo Test

Post by Heligany » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:18 pm

Hmm just been reading the article and I think he made a strawman out of it.

There are still a few places in the world where something akin to what Epicureanism describes is still possible. Granted we do have to adapt a bit to the laws of the land in most cases... if we want to stay legal. The off-grid and small house trends seem to me to have a definite epicurean vibe too them.

If you felt that the effort required to be legal was going too too far you could trek off into some very remote area an illegally build a cabin and just hope not to be discovered- living under a bridge is not really the only outcome.

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Re: Epicureanism: The Hobo Test

Post by -1- » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:56 am

Impenitent wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:36 pm
cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny...

and cannibals don't eat hobos because they taste poor...

it isn't a matter of taste?

-Imp
If I were Vegetariantaxidermi, (which I am not) then I would say "Cannibals don't eat Americans because they taste like shit."

If I were Nick_A or Walker, I'd write "Cannibals don't eat eastern Europeans because they taste ungodly."

If I were -1-, would write, "atheists don't eat curried human rump because they fear that would make them see god."

Oops. I AM -1-.

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