Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Pandemic prediction from Lucretius

'How being afraid of death is making some people less ethical'. Thomas Nail at IAI News.

"As early as the first century BC, Roman philosopher Lucretius predicted that humanity’s fear of death could drive us to irrational beliefs and actions that would harm society. And as COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, three of his key predictions are coming true."

See Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, in Great Books of the Western World (first edition, 52 Vol., 1952) volume 12, and (second edition, 60 Vol., 1990) volume 11.

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