The Way Things are

The Way Things are

..". [captures] the relentless urgency of Lucretius' didacticism, his passionate conviction and proselytizing fervour.' --The Classical Review...

Title:The Way Things are
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780253201256
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    The Way Things are Reviews

  • Fergus

    ALL MATTER?NEVER MIND!-Bertrand RussellÔÇÖs Grandmother(Mocking his Materialist Philosophy)When I was in my late teens I had a stunning Lucretian prise de conscience that utterly knocked the wind out ...

  • Manny

    First, an apology for only giving it three stars. I am well aware that this is a brilliant piece of poetry, but my Latin is very poor, and I rapidly abandoned my initial plan of reading it in the orig...

  • Jan-Maat

    The Nature of Things is a long narrative Latin poem which sets out Epicurean philosophy. This I read in an English prose translation. The Epicureans believed in atomic theory and so this aspect of th...

  • LuÝs C.

    The perception of the infinitely small according to Lucretius is only a ray of light allowing elementary particles to come together and repel themselves without any original affinity. The particles mo...

  • David Sarkies

    Epicurian Physics31 July 2013 Well, here I am, once again sitting in the passenger seat of my Dad's car on our final trek to Melbourne, and since I have been reading, sleeping, or driving for most of ...

  • E. G.

    IntroductionFurther ReadingA Note on the Text and TranslationAcknowledgements--The Nature of ThingsNotesGlossary of Proper Names...

  • Darwin8u

    There are a handful of books that seem to float above the rabble. They are certainly not scripture, but belong on a shelf above philosophy. Reading Lucretius is like reading the dreams of Darwin or Ne...

  • Clif Hostetler

    The antiquity of this book calls for respect and appreciation. However, for a modern reader it is very boring to read. It's a long (300 pages) poem written in the first century BC in which the author ...

  • Anima

    ÔÇťTherefore death to us Is nothing, nor concerns us in the least, Since nature of mind is mortal evermore.ÔÇŁÔÇť Now then, learn How tenuous is the nature of an image. And in the first place, since p...

  • Jeremy

    Wow, this was a real surprise. Lucretius was just so shockingly ahead of his time. It's probably more important than Newton in terms of the sheer range of thought he originates. His conception of atom...