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Old Age and Death

Epicurus on trouble in the soul

The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus emphasises that, in a world that works according to physical laws, nobody ought to be afraid of either the gods or one’s own death — for when death arrives, we will be gone. But is this a convincing argument?

“Everything in life has an end. Only a sausage has two,” goes an old German joke.

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