Draft:Letter to Menoeceus

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Thinking hard
or hardly thinking?

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Major trains of thought
The good, the bad
and the brain fart
Come to think of it
Epicurus' 'Epistle to Menoeceus[1] is the main summary of Epicurean philosophy's ethics of rational, calculated pursuit of net pleasure. It discusses the various categories of desires (natural and necessary, natural yet unnecessary, both unnatural and unnecessary), the atomist arguments against superstitious fear of gods and death, how to carry out choices and avoidances based on advantage, and many other ethical points.