Talk:Ataraxia

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Ataraxia in popular culture[edit]

This section doesn't belong here. All of these things should be mentioned on the disambig page, to which there is a link on the top of the page. I will therefore remove this section. --D. Webb 23:27, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Im no expert to wikipedia, and was just trying to expand with some information i was searching for myself. I still believe that the condition Slevin has relates to the philosophical state, and not another meaning of the word. Danielsvane (talk) 21:32, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

can someone mention a reference to the movie "The Lucky Number Slevin" / "The Wrong Man" where the main character claims he has ataraxia, actually maybe not, that might be irrelevant. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.14.102.124 (talk) 15:13, 23 September 2007 (UTC)


added "This state is said to arise from withholding judgment or refusing to support any one belief when there is evidence to the contrary" as the article stated nothing about how to achieve this state, perhaps some link (albeit a somewhat tenuous one) could be made to Nirvana and Bhuddism's freedom from desire. -Moomoo2u —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.157.245.210 (talk) 19:04, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Epicurus[edit]

I just rewrote the Epicurus section. It was wrong, implying some kind of duality in his philosophy which he was quite opposed to. Don't have time to do a better job right now. Anthony (talk) 17:43, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

overdoing the pop culture stuff here[edit]

There's no end to the number of pop references you could pile on to a word that people may very well just be using for stuff because it "sounds cool". The article is really unbalanced by that. Unless those "ataraxia" fans who are borrowing the term for this and that are actually using it in a sense related to the Epicurean concept, I don't see the point of padding the article with those references.

"The sequel to the popular eroge visual novel Fate/Stay Night is named Fate/Hollow Ataraxia. it borrows heavily in themes from the etymology of the word." Hunh? Eroge? If that's a word, a link might be nice. And what "etymology of the word"? None is mentioned. 72.229.55.73 (talk) 02:35, 21 October 2009 (UTC)