"One point will become clear..." - Epicureanism | Epic Swerve

"One point will become clear..."

“One point will become clear from understanding another, nor will blind night ever rob you of the path and prevent you from peering into the ultimate realities of the universe, so surely will understanding of one thing kindle a gleam to illuminate the next.” — Lucretius

This quotation is related to and supports the following Epic approach:

True contentment requires sufficient understanding about reality to arrive at sure conclusions. But, our conclusions and opinions can be flawed.

Therefore, we must carefully analyze the evidence gathered by our faculties. That which is supported by evidence and not contradicted by evidence is true; but that which is not supported by evidence, and is contradicted by evidence, is false. We reserve judgment as to the truth of a matter when we do not have sufficient evidence to form a clear determination on the matter.

In this way one detail of truth after another is deduced from general principles.

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