Tuesday 13 September 2022

Lucretius For Our Times

The philosophy of the ancients is not my bag. Keeping up with modern matters theoretical is hard enough. Besides, who needs to with the Acid Horizon comrades around? In this utterly brilliant episode with Thomas Nail (author of Marx in Motion, among many other works), the theory and complicated legacy of the Roman poet/philosopher Lucretius. Seems a bit obscure? Not at all. The theory of materialism unveiled by this discussion is only now influencing radical social theory - and one that, in my opinion, holds incredible promise.


Dialictician1 said...

I agree. Utterly brilliant. 😀

Anonymous said...

That is quite breathtakingly. I'm going to have to get my Loeb out, boot up my Latin, and read that poem.