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>>14009665
The Voynich manuscript
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>>14009665
Some understanding of Turkish if I remember correctly.
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>>14009665
Stuff on ancient ciphers and codes?

Just ordered The Man Without Qualities. What am I in for?
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>>14009529
A narrative essay and one of the good books.
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>>14009529
Magic Mountain with incest
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Boring shit endlessly memed on /lit/

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Trump=Kant
Sanders=Whitehead
Yang=Deleuze
Biden=Kojeve
Warren=Weil
Harris=Rand
Tulsi=Murdoch
Buttigieg=Plato
Beto=Levinas
Castro=Santayana
Booker=Fanon
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>>14009271
This
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>>14009708
>I'm unironically yang gang

Kys pseud.
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>>14009708
literally nothing
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>>14009355
That's was peak /lit

Everything has gone downhill since then
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>>14009708
>he STILL hasn't taken the Deleuze pill
Where the fuck have you been for the past five years?

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What did you expect?
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>>14009261
A tragedy. I think the beauty of Stoner is he isnt really pathetic, he doesn't invoke pity, he is tragic because his desire and want runs up against a fate which cannot measure up.

>>14009268
Don't half-will things. While I do believe Stoner wasn't a pathetic man, and a lot of his tragedy is a result of being in a pathetic culture and around pathetic people, but he is also characterized by a passivity.
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>>14009268
be willing to sacrifice your integrity and the one thing you love. Be untrue to yourself, be the modern man. jump between profitable opportunities as they appear, loyalty is not in your vocabulary.
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>>14009268
His main fuck ups were
>marrying the first woman he saw, far too quickly as well
>staying at the univeristy, things really went to shit after the cripple took power and he should've immediately gone elsewhere. Though he was mostly tied to his house that his wife (main problem) had him take out a huge loan on, so he couldn't up and leave
>not putting his foot down with his daughter. He should've taken charge of the relationship and fathered her like he always wanted to. His wife already hated him and that point and he was the breadwinner so it's not like she could do shit if he ran things the way he saw fit
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>>14009334
This guy gets it
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>>14009268
Might sound like a meme answer but learn to be more assertive

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Piano
BY D. H. LAWRENCE

Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;
Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see
A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings.

In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song
Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong
To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside
And hymns in the cosy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide.

So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamour
With the great black piano appassionato. The glamour

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Is the dumbest poster on /lit single handedly dropping the fictional iq of the board by 20 points. Additionally we can also safely assume his iq is in the 85-100 range, and yet he has read the likes of Smith. This is evidence of a larger problem in western society as there exists two kinds of Pseuds:
the traditional pseud that is easy to spot even for idiots, and the pseud that exhibits all kinds of pseud behaviour without the key ingredient that makes him recognizable (his eagerness to challenge what is above him in a way observable to dimwits), and this second kind is the problem with first world capitalist societies for not only are they the most successful (see elon musk, Jeff bezos, stephen hawking) but the system actively promotes those with even double digit iq to imitate them. We all end up marching towards mediocrity. There is no hope, adorno is correct, social democrats are the biggest opposition, our marxists are trots, the right unironically believes what it preaches, mathematicians have no self awareness, scientists have no proper grounding, neoliberals have conquered us all and only the schizo can hope to escape.
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>>14008235
Yes but who is the highest IQ?

t. 126 midwit
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>>14008499
Fucking based. Better than actually trying and getting a disgusting sub 130 140 iq
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>>14008650
probably me but id never consent to being tested

>>14008235
yep
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>>14008664
>>14008650
The anon with the 180 iq
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>>14008235
>Speaking to Google’s Zeitgeist Conference in Hertfordshire, the author of 'A Brief History of Time' said that fundamental questions about the nature of the universe could not be resolved without hard data such as that currently being derived from the Large Hadron Collider and space research. “Most of us don't worry about these questions most of the time. But almost all of us must sometimes wonder: Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead,” he said. “Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.” Prof Hawking went on to claim that “Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.”

Cringe.

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>>14005815
What are the first two letters of your last name?
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>>14008872
An
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>>14003116
>literal who
So are most of these authors. How many actually deserve to be published vs those who had a high placed friend or some gimmicky easy-to-sell premise anyway.
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>>14006122
What a twat. I'll never read anything of hers.

She obviously only seeks critique from friends who'll at most correct her spelling or sugar coat everything.
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>>14003572
post ass bb

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What book compiles ancient wisdom together? Nothing 'techincal', but like a collection of quotes, aphorisms and stories.
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/lit/erally
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>>14009073
This and Huxley's 'The Perennial Philosophy'

http://silkworth.net/pdf/the_perennial_philosophy.pdf
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>>14009366
or if you only want ancient stuff, but it has more larger selections
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>>14008817
Zhuangzi
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>>14008817
unironically Mein Kampf

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What book teaches you how to be happy?

I don't fucking know what makes me happy.
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>>14009521
i'm speaking in general terms. there are, obviously, always outliers. in this specific case, which i'm not familiar with, it seems natural that many surrounding people, including the media, find it so tragic that a young, smart and attractive university student would decide to take her own life. she had what millions of other people found more than enough to make their life worth living, but it didn't work for her in particular. that is what makes some suicide cases seem so strange and tragic to other people.

>>14009525
people can spot a fake moron from a mile away. women are especially good at this.

>>14009544
well, i don't think so.
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>>14009641
>women are especially good at this.
Women are terrible at this, which is why they make up the largest segment of con men victims.
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>>14009641
>she had what millions of other people found more than enough to make their life worth living
It is not because people envy your life that you will be happy. Or that they would be happy if they had your life.
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>>14009678
i wasn't talking about envy.
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>>14008709

Indubitably the last great philosopher; after him it's all been going downhill and becoming more irrelevant and repetitive.
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>>14007005
Even Sokal himself didn’t claim that he “destroyed” Deleuze’s philosophy. He merely took a couple of passages from his works where Deleuze uses scientific terms and said that he finds this passages incomprehensible. He didn’t even analyze those particular passages in detail, he just said “I don’t understand them, therefore they must be nonsensical”.
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>>14009340
It proves they don't fact check the legitimacy of the hard science stuff, that was the point.>>14009340
>How does it show anything but the journal he was published in was bad and submitted to his stupid credentials?
that is what I said lol.
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>>14009286
Ironically that publication introduced peer-review after the affair, so Sokal might have unwittigly bettered it.
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>>14006900
“Deleuze was one of the targets of the polemic in Sokal and Bricmont 1999. As much of their chapter on Deleuze consists of exasperated exclamations of incomprehension, it is hard to say what it is that Sokal and Bricmont think they have accomplished. One thing is clear though: Deleuze was perfectly aware of the finitist revolution in the history of the differential calculus, despite Sokal and Bricmont’s intimations otherwise. He writes in Difference and Repetition, “it is a mistake to tie the value of the symbol dx to the existence of infinitesimals; but it is also a mistake to refuse it any ontological or gnoseological value in the name of a refusal of the latter. In fact, there is a treasure buried within the old so-called barbaric or pre-scientific interpretations of the differential calculus, which must be separated from its infinitesimal matrix. A great deal of heart and a great deal of truly philosophical naivety is needed in order to take the symbol dx seriously …” (170). It seems obvious here that Deleuze’s treatment of early forms of the differential calculus is not meant as an intervention into the history of mathematics, or an attempt at a philosophy of mathematics, but as an investigation seeking to form a properly philosophical concept of difference by means of extracting certain forms of thought from what he clearly labels as antiquated mathematical methods. (For positive views of Deleuze’s use of mathematics as provocations for the formation of his philosophical concepts, see the essays in Duffy 2006.)”
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>>14009639
meant for: >>14007005

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Is it even worth reading his works in English? Should I just learn French for his books?
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>>14008860
How would I do this? How do I make my reading fluent enough that quickly?
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learn french to read the godly french literature, which does not include the so-so proust.
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The Scott moncrief translation is really nice to read id imagine it differs from the original a fair bit because of how stylistic the writing is but a beautiful book in it's own right either way
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>>14008860
I find it highly unlikely that a person can learn a language to fluency so fast
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>>14008844
Comfy is the best word to describe Proust's prose. It is slow and it definetly will make you reflect about your own past. Actions in the book may seem insignificant at first, but it is described with great attention to details, so it will be relatable. It was such that for me, to say the least

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What should I read to understand this better, or at least explore its themes more?
Serious replies only, its a serious question.
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>>14007753
>I don't think that Rei would just lie there. She'd probably breathe/moan shallowly, have a soft smile and occasionally close her eyes because of the pleasure. She isn't an emotionless shell despite what most say.
Ok, she's not my cup of tea but you're being .
>Asuka would either fuck you like a tiger or lay there all catatonic, as it is common with girls with similar pasts like hers.
Asuka would surely fuck you like a Tiger If you let her, But then after the fact would lose all interest. The whole of her arc is that she wants, needs someone with whomst to lay down the façade and just being her poor traumatized self with; But Shinji is too much of a fucking autist to understand this untill It's too late.
Asuka wants to be tamed. She wants someone to pass the enormous fucking shit-test that her existance IS.
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>>14008690
*you are being convincing.
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>>14008521

Can someone with an adequate voice make a vocaroo of this? With the intro playing in the background or whatever.
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Rei > Asuka
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Sometimes, I wish I never knew Eva. The other times, I wish I never lived to begin with.

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Are any of his books worth reading?
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maybe
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>>14008467
He's unironically good at writing and giving presentations. I'd just watch his videos if you're in the mood for some whacky conspiracy theories though.
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>>14008467
no
who is it
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no
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do you understand what it's like to give away your life?

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"Why do you continue to browse /lit/? You believe that you are actually learning something in doing this, that it is educational in some way, don't you? You also believe that there are actually smart people on lit, and that it provides a community for intellectual discussion? Idiot.

/lit/ is the greatest temptation on the internet for someone with a brain, precisely because it appears in those ways. But this is only appearance. It is not educational: what you hear here is only shallow surface thoughts; there is no community of enlightened discussion: rather there is an ersatz gathering of people, alone in their real lives and thus hoping to find a little warmth of thought online.

And what do they find here? Another Guenon thread! Another meme "retroactively refuted"! Another thread on the various arguments for God, and you scroll through, and at best you see a few people bastardizing Ed Feser, himself a second rate philosopher. Another pic of Nietzsche; a thread of non-german speakers discussing his thought and accomplishments. Luckily, we have a scholar here, someone who has read The Gay Science AND Beyond Good and Evil!

>Did you hear? Harold Bloom just died!
Yes! and in honor of his lifelong quest to create a saving remnant of readers you shall... telll us how sad you are, browse another hour, leave a few witty posts, then settle in for a comfy night of watching Netflix—you shall make some progress on the "Gorgias" tommorrow. Today you have worked enough.
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>>14009465
>/lit/ is the greatest temptation on the internet for someone with a brain
t. brainlet
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>>14009465
imagine thinking this is profound.
this is the premise of the bird, retard. no one doesn’t realize this, at least no one who actually consistently browses here
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>>14009465
Embarrassing
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>>14009578
board not bird
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>>14009578
>the premise of the bird

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How deep down the rabbit hole can you go with the occult?
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Solve Liber AL Vel Legis Chapter II verse 76 riddle and claim magical heirship to The Great Beast 666:
>Verse 76:
>4 6 3 8 A B K 2 4 A L G M O R 3 Y X 24 89 R P S T O V A L. What meaneth this, o prophet? Thou knowest not; nor shalt thou know ever. There cometh one to follow thee: he shall expound it. But remember, o chose none, to be me; to follow the love of Nu in the star-lit heaven; to look forth upon men, to tell them this glad word.

No one has yet solved it satisfactorily. It is a Qabalistic test.
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If by going deep down the rabbit hole you mean traveling further into the depths of perdition, then the journey is endless...
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>>14008708
it's a hoax bro, there's nothing there.
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>>14008708
just don't. submit to Christ and don't even get into any occult shit, its too evil and too tempting.
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>>14008708
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRVQD4FKPrY


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