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The Tao of Roark & Letters on Happiness: An Epicurean Dialogue

by Peter Saint-André

Two strangely and wonderfully compatible works, both by Peter Saint-André, sometimes found on the internet as "stpeter".

The Tao of Roark

Millions of people have been inspired by The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand's story of architect Howard Roark and his epic struggle for creative freedom. Yet inspiration is not enough: you need a blueprint for turning that vision into a flourishing life of joy and reason and meaning. The Tao of Roark provides that blueprint.

Letters on Happiness: An Epicurean Dialoge

These days Epicurus is assumed to be an unthinking hedonist, but perhaps there's more to him than I had realized. Among other things, he appears to have seen a strong link between friendship and happiness, so he wasn't exactly a self-absorbed narcissist.

"A Point Reached," posted 2013-04-03: Peter summarizes his thoughts and feelings on the completion of his work on Epicurus. He is now moving on to Nietzsche, Thoreau, and Aristotle...

Randian Reflections: a collection of essays related to Ayn Rand —
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May 18, 2013; edited/updated November 26, 2015

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