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How the World Became Modern" about the impact of this long gone writer, thought to pick up a present of his writings quoted in the The Swerve given to me some long while ago, and which I did not know quite what to do with. It is enough that he allows himself to be a receptor to the world, and that he can write like a poet at times. This discovery, my dear fellow, will prove a timely aid to you in many problems. De Rerum Natura, of which this book is an extract, is a Roman-era science treatise, and Lucretius is a firm believer in the role of atoms in explaining the universe. That, to me, is one description of what it is to be a receptive writer of fiction. I guess these two essays, the second of which is the titular essay, the first is titled "Body and Mind", are famous for This reads more like a dated anatomy book. A very modern mind figuring things out before science could figure deeper. Every object, according to Lucretius, gives off a thin surface-film of atoms. Dec 29, Jon A rated it liked it spoiler alert: So let's continue Among other things, the whole piece is written in verse, filled with rich imagery. I guess these two essays, the second of which is the titular essay, the first is titled "Body and Mind", are famous for Lucretius's proto-atomic structure analysis. I would dearly love to give you a tale of raunch and orgy, of the classical secrets that were too filthy even for Catullus and Petronius. Only the last 4th or so of the book talks about sex and it's a rather dry scientific account of various goings-on. In Sensation and Sex a denial of the afterlife and the importance of the physical world are revealed to play as important a role in the ancient world as it does in our modern one. It is these whose impact scares our minds, whether waking or sleeping, on those occasions when we catch a glimpse of strange shapes and phantoms of the dead. But all the workings of the body, and the explanations he gives are no longer live issues. However you, and I, have been badly misled. Sensation and sex



Firstly, because you need to remember that Lucretius is trying to explain the workings of the body and mind without any knowledge of electricity or of the circulation of the blood. It is these whose impact scares our minds, whether waking or sleeping, on those occasions when we catch a glimpse of strange shapes and phantoms of the dead. De Rerum Natura, of which this book is an extract, is a Roman-era science treatise, and Lucretius is a firm believer in the role of atoms in explaining the universe. I also have an image of Lucretius starring in Dr. But the beginning is wonderful and if you like to hear an ancient poet parse out a logic to "justify" his scientific beliefs about reality that ultimately bleed into his philosophy then Whoa ho HO have I got a book for you. When we lift our heads to consider the next world without having deeply engaged this one, we do a disservice to the complexity in front of us. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and - despite its mistakes - have learned a lot about the history of science and philosophy. The second reason is because, bizarrely enough, he happens to be right in at least one thing. Lucretius is writing just before the time of Jesus. Strangelove and asking people about their bodily fluids… Question for Readers So, what do you think about sex…and sensation? Or again, consider those substances that emit a pungent odour—all-heal, bitter wormwood, oppressive southernwood, the astringent tang of centaury. Body clings greedily to body; moist lips are pressed on lips, and deep breaths are drawn through clenched teeth. However you, and I, have been badly misled. That is how we perceive the distance of each object: Only the last 4th or so of the book talks about sex and it's a rather dry scientific account of various goings-on. I forget who translated this volume but I recently excerpts from "On the Nature of Things" as translated by Rolfe Humphries that blows this book out of the water.

Sensation and sex



I thoroughly enjoyed this book and - despite its mistakes - have learned a lot about the history of science and philosophy. Lucretius, to me, seems like a novelist writing essays, like Woolf earlier in the series. I forget who translated this volume but I recently excerpts from "On the Nature of Things" as translated by Rolfe Humphries that blows this book out of the water. The last 10 pages of "Sensation and Sex" gives an interesting account of why we shouldn't fall in love. Dec 29, Jon A rated it liked it spoiler alert: In Sensation and Sex a denial of the afterlife and the importance of the physical world are revealed to play as important a role in the ancient w It is amazing how close Lucretius' model of the atom is to ours. It serves as a kind of entrance to and embrace of his world of atoms, images, smells, sounds, and tastes. Now, given time and background, I do. However you, and I, have been badly misled. That is how we perceive the distance of each object: Now, interestingly, the last of these is pretty much true. And a damn decent, pithy writer to boot. Their latest post comments on the first I would recommend reading the last 10 pages of both essays, "Body and Mind" has an interesting discourse on why the soul can't be immortal. I guess these two essays, the second of which is the titular essay, the first is titled "Body and Mind", are famous for This reads more like a dated anatomy book. Among other things, the whole piece is written in verse, filled with rich imagery.



































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The only parts that weren't dated were the parts on the soul, morals, and love; you know, stuff science can't touch. The last 10 pages dealt with lust and love Lucretius suggests avoiding love - it's a desire like hunger without the sustenance of food. You get a few, nice didactic speeches as well- "Only an idiot might oppose this logic with common misunderstandings, and say things like, "I'm an idiot! But for all that, Lucretius is a much better writer than any physics textbook than I remember. There is none of the bloodless lifting of the eyes to the next life—there is total commitment to this life. The last 10 pages of "Sensation and Sex" gives an interesting account of why we shouldn't fall in love. From mid-December to mid-February, I will read one book in the series each night and post a blog entry about it the next morning. How the World Became Modern" about the impact of this long gone writer, thought to pick up a present of his writings quoted in the The Swerve given to me some long while ago, and which I did not know quite what to do with. A very modern mind figuring things out before science could figure deeper. There exist therefore flimsy but accurate replicas of objects, individually invisible but such that, when flung back in a rapid succession of recoils from the flat surface of mirrors they produce a visible image. It serves as a kind of entrance to and embrace of his world of atoms, images, smells, sounds, and tastes. He has no microscope, no chemical theory; no cadavers to poke around in and above all no experimental method with which to test his work. For example, the soul is not some kind of harmony of the body, as some philosophers would have you think. In Sensation and Sex a denial of the afterlife and the importance of the physical world are revealed to play as important a role in the ancient world as it does in our modern one. Strangelove and asking people about their bodily fluids… Question for Readers So, what do you think about sex…and sensation? However the rest of the theory is complete nonsense: Most of the selection is caught up in these kind of boring scientific accounts other topics: Lucretius, to me, seems like a novelist writing essays, like Woolf earlier in the series. I guess these two essays, the second of which is the titular essay, the first is titled "Body and Mind", are famous for Lucretius's proto-atomic structure analysis. That is how we perceive the distance of each object: If you lightly crush one of these herbs between two fingers, the scent will cling to your hand, but its particles will be quite invisible. He is so much in and of the world, letting it wash over him, that he has developed an eye that is somewhere between that of the novelist and the scientist. But all the workings of the body, and the explanations he gives are no longer live issues. Just read a paragraph like this one:

Just read a paragraph like this one: I would recommend reading the last 10 pages of both essays, "Body and Mind" has an interesting discourse on why the soul can't be immortal. The only parts that weren't dated were the parts on the soul, morals, and love; you know, stuff science can't touch. Dec 29, Jon A rated it liked it spoiler alert: Now, given time and background, I do. You get a few, nice didactic speeches as well- "Only an idiot might oppose this logic with common misunderstandings, and say things like, "I'm an idiot! It is these whose impact scares our minds, whether waking or sleeping, on those occasions when we catch a glimpse of strange shapes and phantoms of the dead. Only the last 4th or so of the book talks about sex and it's a rather dry scientific account of various goings-on. I guess these two essays, the second of which is the titular essay, the first is titled "Body and Mind", are famous for Lucretius's proto-atomic structure analysis. They must therefore be composed of films given off by those objects. However the rest of the theory is complete nonsense: Strangelove and asking people about their bodily fluids… Question for Readers So, what do you think about sex…and sensation? For example, the soul is not some kind of harmony of the body, as some philosophers would have you think. What joy it is to light upon virgin springs and drink their waters. There are atoms of spirit that sit inside of the body in the chest , taking in the information from the rest of the senses through other flows of atoms rushing in from other parts of the body. There exist therefore flimsy but accurate replicas of objects, individually invisible but such that, when flung back in a rapid succession of recoils from the flat surface of mirrors they produce a visible image. But for all that, Lucretius is a much better writer than any physics textbook than I remember. Or again, consider those substances that emit a pungent odour—all-heal, bitter wormwood, oppressive southernwood, the astringent tang of centaury. Firstly, because you need to remember that Lucretius is trying to explain the workings of the body and mind without any knowledge of electricity or of the circulation of the blood. The last 10 pages dealt with lust and love Lucretius suggests avoiding love - it's a desire like hunger without the sustenance of food. When we lift our heads to consider the next world without having deeply engaged this one, we do a disservice to the complexity in front of us. I would dearly love to give you a tale of raunch and orgy, of the classical secrets that were too filthy even for Catullus and Petronius. Sensation and sex



However you, and I, have been badly misled. In Sensation and Sex a denial of the afterlife and the importance of the physical world are revealed to play as important a role in the ancient w It is amazing how close Lucretius' model of the atom is to ours. All he has is his reason, and his reason is nowhere near up to the task. This discovery, my dear fellow, will prove a timely aid to you in many problems. BC Shelves: The second reason is because, bizarrely enough, he happens to be right in at least one thing. Just read a paragraph like this one: I thoroughly enjoyed this book and - despite its mistakes - have learned a lot about the history of science and philosophy. From mid-December to mid-February, I will read one book in the series each night and post a blog entry about it the next morning. Lucretius is writing just before the time of Jesus. Lucretius' work is well written and poetic, his logic is fluid and rational, and his stance on how the world works comes from a place of deep and arduous meditation. There exist therefore flimsy but accurate replicas of objects, individually invisible but such that, when flung back in a rapid succession of recoils from the flat surface of mirrors they produce a visible image. But for all that, Lucretius is a much better writer than any physics textbook than I remember. For example, the soul is not some kind of harmony of the body, as some philosophers would have you think. In Sensation and Sex a denial of the afterlife and the importance of the physical world are revealed to play as important a role in the ancient world as it does in our modern one. Not without its further subtleties, but close to being on the money. I would recommend reading the last 10 pages of both essays, "Body and Mind" has an interesting discourse on why the soul can't be immortal. When we lift our heads to consider the next world without having deeply engaged this one, we do a disservice to the complexity in front of us. Aug 11, Andrew rated it liked it Recommended to Andrew by: Most of the selection is caught up in these kind of boring scientific accounts other topics: So let's continue

Sensation and sex



Body clings greedily to body; moist lips are pressed on lips, and deep breaths are drawn through clenched teeth. They must therefore be composed of films given off by those objects. How the World Became Modern" about the impact of this long gone writer, thought to pick up a present of his writings quoted in the The Swerve given to me some long while ago, and which I did not know quite what to do with. So let's continue But all the workings of the body, and the explanations he gives are no longer live issues. Just read a paragraph like this one: Not without its further subtleties, but close to being on the money. I guess these two essays, the second of which is the titular essay, the first is titled "Body and Mind", are famous for This reads more like a dated anatomy book. Among other things, the whole piece is written in verse, filled with rich imagery. I forget who translated this volume but I recently excerpts from "On the Nature of Things" as translated by Rolfe Humphries that blows this book out of the water. But the beginning is wonderful and if you like to hear an ancient poet parse out a logic to "justify" his scientific beliefs about reality that ultimately blee Not a bad selection, but the title is a bit misleading. And a damn decent, pithy writer to boot. Lucretius, to me, seems like a novelist writing essays, like Woolf earlier in the series. For a book called 'Sensation and Sex' there were surprisingly no steamy sections. When we lift our heads to consider the next world without having deeply engaged this one, we do a disservice to the complexity in front of us. Lucretius is writing just before the time of Jesus. What joy it is to light upon virgin springs and drink their waters. Or again, consider those substances that emit a pungent odour—all-heal, bitter wormwood, oppressive southernwood, the astringent tang of centaury. It is enough that he allows himself to be a receptor to the world, and that he can write like a poet at times. The last 10 pages of "Sensation and Sex" gives an interesting account of why we shouldn't fall in love. Conclusion A wonderfully odd proto-Decadent book, sometimes luminous and sometimes awkward but always fascinating. Their latest post comments on the first

Sensation and sex



Just read a paragraph like this one: He is so much in and of the world, letting it wash over him, that he has developed an eye that is somewhere between that of the novelist and the scientist. Most of the selection is caught up in these kind of boring scientific accounts other topics: Strangelove and asking people about their bodily fluids… Question for Readers So, what do you think about sex…and sensation? There exist therefore flimsy but accurate replicas of objects, individually invisible but such that, when flung back in a rapid succession of recoils from the flat surface of mirrors they produce a visible image. The last 10 pages of "Sensation and Sex" gives an interesting account of why we shouldn't fall in love. If you lightly crush one of these herbs between two fingers, the scent will cling to your hand, but its particles will be quite invisible. When we lift our heads to consider the next world without having deeply engaged this one, we do a disservice to the complexity in front of us. The only parts that weren't dated were the parts on the soul, morals, and love; you know, stuff science can't touch. Not without its further subtleties, but close to being on the money. He has no microscope, no chemical theory; no cadavers to poke around in and above all no experimental method with which to test his work. Lucretius knows that there is more mystery and spirit in the single leaf of that herb—enough to study for a lifetime—than in contemplation of a thousand angels on the head of a pin. You get a few, nice didactic speeches as well- "Only an idiot might oppose this logic with common misunderstandings, and say things like, "I'm an idiot! Dec 29, Jon A rated it liked it spoiler alert: They must therefore be composed of films given off by those objects. Lucretius is writing just before the time of Jesus. That is how we perceive the distance of each object: I also have an image of Lucretius starring in Dr. It is these whose impact scares our minds, whether waking or sleeping, on those occasions when we catch a glimpse of strange shapes and phantoms of the dead. All this air flows through our eyeballs and brushes through our pupils in passing. Among other things, the whole piece is written in verse, filled with rich imagery. However you, and I, have been badly misled. How the World Became Modern" about the impact of this long gone writer, thought to pick up a present of his writings quoted in the The Swerve given to me some long while ago, and which I did not know quite what to do with. I mean, there are a few bits on the last few pages which get the dander up:

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