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So, have you read and understood it ?
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>>12975168
Yes, he's pretty stimulating. I've only read so much but what I did read immediately infected my mind, I feel like I look at things in a certain way that's in part due to studying Hegel at all. I'm hesitant to say much to characterize him, as I definitely have more thoughts on than I deserve to from how much I've studied him, but I got a pretty distinct feeling from it as opposed to other philosophies I've been exposed to - I know this dude is onto some real shit, but the aim of it is so ambitious that I think very few people are in a position to say anything on him. Like, his arguments are sort of contingent on the big-picture he's using them to build, and without completing that picture, you can't criticize or verify the arguments. This is my suspicion. If there are isolated errors in his reasoning this wouldn't be a fair way to dismiss that.

In any case, Hegel has come up on some very useful ways of thinking, and he's good to learn for that alone. This is what Marx cites him for - Hegel got him thinking in terms of his dialectic, and that was apparently essential for the evolution of his work.
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>>12975208
>anal
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>>12975129
Only got 100 pages in before the library wanted it back.
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>>12975129
Nah I read Schopenhauer instead :^>
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>>12975208
I feel like there's a lot of people on this board who try to feign being well read by making heavy handed remarks like that, and it's unfortunate, because someone isn't unlikely to believe you and with that you've cut them off from so much. That remark was incorrect not to the extent that it was offensive, it was incorrect to the effect that it was strange. I can't figure out how you obtained that thought and how you'd expect to get away with it. Bertrand Russel himself would have obviously disagreed, he expressed as much very clearly in "The Value of Philosophy".

>manages to damn 2010s liberal movements to self-humiltatory garbage that increasingly less people side with
What did Foucault and Delueze mean by this? Were they accelerationists against the left?

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learn me some new s**t, /lit/
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Truth in Greek is aletheia, that is, a-Lethe, the overcoming of the oblivion and forgetfulness induced by the waters of Lethe.
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>>12975318
sounds like a folk ethmology
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>>12975343
No, this one is legitimate. If I wanted to get folksy I would have pointed out that Adam comes from the Hebrew adamah for earth or soil, and so to preserve the wordplay in "Adam was made from the dust of the earth" it would be best to translate it "Clay was made from the clay of the ground."
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>>12975339
Amino is sick af. did you actually read it? It's so rare, I'm glad you added it to that pic

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Can we have a Zizek vs. Peterson Meme thread to compile some memes?
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>>12975177
Zizek brought up Chesterton and actually knew what he was talking about.
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>>12975039
damn, well put
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>>12974905

As a leftist I unironically don't give a fuck about 80% of trans people who whine and "protest". It's a mental illness get over it.
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>>12975362
Hmmm, no.
>It's a mental illness get over it.
That's the whole debate there. Semantics, sexuality, ideology.
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>>12975367

Just be normal. If you want to be trans do so in the privacy of your own home. Like a sexual roleplay between 2 adults. Homosexuality occurs in nature. Transshit doesn't. Studies show that trans people who get irreversible s3x change operations suffer from higher rates of depression and suicide later in life. It's an identity politics disease stop ruoning the left with yout FAGGOTRY.

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Where do I start with Carlyle?
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>>12974659
Just an awful repetitive unoriginal writer imo
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>>12973931
>Carlyle

you misspelled Burke
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>>12974644
>>12974665
unoriginal compared to what, Samuel Johnson? Addison and Steele? Henry Fielding? You aren't fooling anyone pleb turd.
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>>12974693
Yes, his style is wholly derivative. Fielding was more concerned with narrative and why bring up Steele? Addison was the great stylist.

Compare Gibbon to Algernon Sidney, Johnson at his strongest (Rasselas), Burke, Franklin, Jefferson.
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>>12974701
>Yes, his style is wholly derivative.
care to back that up with anything?

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Should I read all four of them? Just Rabbit Run? Just Run and Redux?
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>>12969512
In my opinion, yes, you should read all four. Amazingly well written books and a genuine pleasure to read.
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>>12969614
Jesus, Cheever, just once could you not?
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>>12971461
I read a couple Roth books once and I discovered in bed that I had been changed into a monstrous angry old man.
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>>12969512
Funny. I was wondering the same thing recently and plan to read them all
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>>12969512
rabbit fucks. by god does he ever fuck.

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the 'ubermensch' is just a nihilist who lies to himself
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>>12974678
that's half true
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>>12974667
>What about "Eternal recurrence" did you want to talk about
The fact that you have to ask this question in a discussion surrounding the ubermensch proves you know nothing about freddy neetz. It's only his greatest concept and the only thing that can redeem the otherwise foul stench of kantian transcendentalism or even worse platonic idealism from the concept of the übermensch
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>>12974904
I came up with the idea of eternal recurrence on my own in like middle school, I still stop and think occasionally about perhaps living this life over and over again, it really changes how you view things
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>>12972924
In the future a white Christian will be as rare as an Arab Christian is now. Whites wont be Muslim though.

The majority of Christians will be African, Asian and other non whites.
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>>12974904
How in the hell would I know what you wanted to say about eternal recurrence?
Your drunken swagger indicates you just want to skewer Kant and Plato. Be my guest.

>>12975249
There won’t be any Christians or Muslims in the future

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What is the closest equivalent of the word "based" from the common lexicon. I'd say it's TOUGH.
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>>12971974
sick
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>>12971974
Corpulent
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>>12971974
swashbuckling
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>>12971974
I wonder how many here are aware that Basedgod is the one who blessed us with "based"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq-jPa2-gdE
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For me, it's さすが

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Post your currently reading stack boys
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>>12973563
What's wrong with B&N editions?
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>>12968408
Never read a book by a nigger in my whole life, I’m not American either
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>>12968408
Nothing wrong with being racist
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>>12975299
they're tacky, and their translators are usually stock, out of date, or otherwise bottom of the barrel
>>12975319
lol
>>12975320
>Name of the Wind

Thoughts?
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>>12972301
Ray brassier
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>>12972697
ALL DAY
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>>12972244
I shit and pissed but didn't cum or puke.
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Bump
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>>12972244
sure: its just as easy to focus on whats different in every repetition as it is to focus on whats the same.

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"Then I would have found true meaning in life"
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>>12975263
Christians aren't
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How do i summon a Hume tulpa?
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>>12975277
Meditate on the ideal of a fat, faintly stinky Scottish man with bad breath
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>>12975342
>faintly stinky
sauce
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>>12975268
Ah yes, the only religion where no one is regretful

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>"Anon, let's skip today's Metaphysics lecture and spend the day in earnest conversation at the local hipster cafe with our large boisterous friend group, spend the afternoon perusing the city's museums and parks, catch that film at the indie cinema, spend a few hours writing the essays for our enjoyable college majors, and spend the night passionately fucking."

Why isn't or wasn't this your life? It's easily within reach.
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>>12973925
there's a metaphysics lecture
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>>12973925
>conversation at the local hipster cafe
>with our large boisterous friend group
go to the fucking bowling alley if you're going to roughhouse
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While I hated lectures by the end of it, I miss university for the sole reason that I could go weeks on end without talking to anyone, by silently sitting in the back of lecture halls, and quietly reading/browsing 4chan/sleeping/relaxing in obscure corners of campus. My fondest memories are weeks of doing this, with brief interludes spent exploring the hills around the city, finding cosy spots, abandoned houses, etc. I never went to parties, made maybe 1 or 2 friends in all my years, and while I briefly had this:
>>12973925
In my last year, in retrospect it honestly wasn't as good as I thought it was at the time, and basically involved the qt in question trying to convert me to her own eclectic brand of veganism/feminism/art/culture/tarot.
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>>12975347
Basically what I'm saying is that it's good being alone, and it's good being in a relationship, but you will become a different person if you're in a relationship, and you have to evaluate whether or not you want that.
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Why the fuck would I want to skip a Metaphysics lecture?

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Who was in the right?
Agamemnon or Achillies?
Greeks or Trojans?
Hector or Paris?
Was Herodotus right in thinking the Egyptian stories about helen being kept there after being taken from Paris were true and the whole war was thought over a mistaken view that the Trojans had her when they didnt?

Are song lyrics literature?
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>>12975246
Pleb filter'd
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https://youtu.be/_UWlLqvqdvU
Kill yourself
Kill me first
America
You fucked up
Not your problem
Just sit back
Favourite show is on
Ooooooooooon!
Not your problem
Just relax
As life passes you by

Why don't you just go kill yourself?


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https://youtu.be/fqV9ogeJE3w
If I was a turkey, with my priorities straight,
I'd peck out his eyes and shred up his face,
he wouldn't turn me into a crispy crumb steaks,
mixed up with sawdust and shit from my crate.

But I'm not a turkey and you make me sick,

I might only speak softly, but I carry a big stick,
and a can full of petrol to set you alight,
a 12stone Bernie-Burger, that bootiful alright!

I wrote you a letter, but you didn't reply,
was that cos, I asked you to fuck off and die?
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One summer evening drunk to hell
I stood there nearly lifeless
An old man in the corner sang
Where the water lilies grow
And on the jukebox Johnny sang
About a thing called love
And it's how are you kid and what's your name
And how would you bloody know?
In blood and death 'neath a screaming sky
I lay down on the ground
And the arms and legs of other men
Were scattered all around
Some cursed, some prayed, some prayed then cursed
Then prayed and bled some more

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>>12974216
>You evaluate songwriters on a literary plane most of them are going to fall short. You recognize them as working within their own form, which is partly a populist, "low art" folk medium and things change completely.
This is a good way to look at it. It’s a fool’s errand to argue if Dylan is better than Keats because Keats didn’t have a harmonica and guitar.

To add to your point, it’s also dangerous to actual verse and prose to try to ‘raise’ certain things into a realm which they were never intended to inhabit because you push out more complex art works for simplicity’s sake. I don’t know if you would agree, but literature to me is equated with a certain elevated level of mental activity.

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What does /lit/ think of epistemological anarchy?
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>>12975321
Basically crypto-traditionalism/perennialism. Have no idea why lefites though Firebrand was a fellow traveller. Probably just saw the word "anarchism" and ran with it.
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>>12975329
Yeah they do that with Ted too


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