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Alteri vivas oportet si tibi vis vivere -- If you wish to live for yourself, it suits you to live for others (Seneca. Epistulae morales 48.2)

I don't know how it is for you, but for me this sentence best sums up my intuitions about what it means to be us. My interest in philosophy can be summarized as an attempt to understand what this sentence and the concepts in it might mean -- and how we might become able to follow the advice.

The places I look for answers are everywhere, and I appreciate any help I can get with making progress. At the moment, I'm particularly interested in the intersection between Epicureanism and phenomenological eth…

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