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Sensation and Sex

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves & each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war & revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked & comforted. They have enriched lives & destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals & visionarie...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Penguin Books (first published August 25th 2005)
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Andrew Anony
Aug 11, 2014 Andrew Anony rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Andrew by: BC
This reads more like a dated anatomy book. The only parts that weren't dated were the parts on the soul, morals, and love; you know, stuff science can't touch.

For a book called 'Sensation and Sex' there were surprisingly no steamy sections. The last 10 pages dealt with lust and love (Lucretius suggests avoiding love - it's a desire like hunger without the sustenance of food).

I guess these two essays, the second of which is the titular essay, the first is titled "Body and Mind", are famous for...more
Jon A
spoiler alert : few sensations, no sex.
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(ca. 99 BCE – ca. 55 BCE) Also know as simply, Lucretius, was a Roman poet and philosopher. His only known work is an epic philosophical poem laying out the beliefs of Epicureanism, De rerum natura, translated into English as On the Nature of Things or "On the Nature of the Universe".
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The Way Things Are: The De Rerum Natura De Rerum Natura V De Rerum Natura VI De rerum natura. De la naturaleza De Rerum Natura: Vol 1 of 3 (Academic Monograph Reprint)

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