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Because I feel like dumping. Contribute and discuss the quality of charts.
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>>12217090
I liked the Bulterian Jihad trilogy
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>>12217585
it's just the holy texts, not a starter kit
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>>12221043
Thanks!
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>>12221036


If youre going to include the Hadiths for Islam, you should also include Church Fathers for Christianity

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Could any of you construct a logical sentence or paragraph (no greater) that describes/proves all relation to memory?
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I remembered that I forgot that I have something I need to store called a process, as I am the thread running this memory cycle.

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Read Endymion
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bump
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what the fuck am I reading tho
Why am I so obtuse when it comes to the young Romantics? I understand Coleridge and Wordsworth and tough nuts like Donne and Pope so I can't be a dimwit.
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>>12217529
I love almost all of Keats’ poetry, but I’m not a fan of Endymion. I think his strength is in lyric poetry, and the awkwardness of his narrative verse is most obvious in Endymion. He pulls it off in the Eve of St. Agnes, tho.
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>>12218163
i read Kahlil Gibrans A Tear and a Smile and didn't like it
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>>12220904
Read it out loud and take it slowly

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>Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
-Heathen proverb
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>>12219524
Not at all
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>>12219246
so fr*ckin epic..
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Nietzsche was partially enlightened. One must wonder if he could have avoided madness had he studied vedic philosophical techniques more...
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>>12215486
based
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>>12221026
Fully*

>>12215639
100% ass blasted from big N

>>12215579
Lol no

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wait so we are living in hypermodernity now? postmodernity is done?
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why is this thread here but.land thread got deleted

the moderators are utterly incompetent
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yes postmodernism ended around the 90s when we switched to digital/hyperspace. we are living in hypermodernity now.
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>>12220404
Land has a scent of alt-rightishness
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You guys are not gonna like this, but we live in the Meme Age now. And that is how our period will be remembered.
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>>12219713
If Land is correct then that is true, but prediction is a slippery bitch.

>>12219757
My favorite author of hypermodernity is Peter Sloterdijk, any of his works that address "anthropotechnics" may be regarded as 'about hypermodernism' in some sense. His book Spheres 2: Globes (you don't have to have read Spheres 1 in this case) writes the history of "Globalization" - the process that is being accelerated - as an ideational project.

>In the future, do you think it [hypermodernism] is going to be something that's going to be as widely taught as modernism is today?
I think so but probably it will have a different name by then and will have been subdivided into multiple new schools of analysis so from our perspective it might be hard to recognize even if, in retrospect, it becomes obvious that that IS what we were discussing.

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>Dostoevsky, Fyodor: Dislike him. A cheap sensationalist, clumsy and vulgar. A prophet, a claptrap journalist and a slapdash comedian. Some of his scenes are extraordinarily amusing. Nobody takes his reactionary journalism seriously.
>The Double. His best work, though an obvious and shameless imitation of Gogol's "Nose."
>The Brothers Karamazov. Dislike it intensely.
>Crime and Punishment. Dislike it intensely. Ghastly rigmarole.

Is Nabokov right about him?
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>>12220607
this post would be a decent 4chan banner
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Nabokov could be technically a better writer , but the spirit of Dosto is inmense, his work influenced a whole generation while Nabokov's oeuvre is just fancy entertainment. Besides that, I don't understand his hate. Humbert, for example, has some vibes of the classical pathetic characters of Dosto.

I've just finished reading Stavroguin's confession, holy fuck, that let me stunned.
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“People don’t talk like that!” His face was red with anger. “People don’t act like that!”

He closed the book and slammed it on the table.

“Children! Come here! Your father wants a word.”

Two young faces peered through the crack in the door. Nabakov spat out an expletive and waved them in. “Ivan! Petryana! Daddy has a gift for you.”

He flung the book across the room at his children, with little caution. Young Ivan picked it up and read the cover.

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The Idiot


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>>12220893
seminal if indubitable
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>>12220597
Holy crap, did Nabokov actually say those things? What a legend

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Oedipus at Colonus>Oedipus Rex
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>>12220942
>4chan
stop living in the past
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>>12220942
based
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>>12221017
yeah, that's probably the most widely held opinion
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>>12220741
Feel-good > Feel-shitty
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>>12221017
Some people say it's Sophocles. Some people say it's Euripides. Some people say it's Aeschylus.
It all depends on individual tastes.

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>reading for the plot
Revealed himself to be a pleb desu
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>>12221141
Based

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>>12220243
anon.. head over to >>>/sci/ and try name dropping Dawkins. See what happens.
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>>12220307
youre acting like Dawkins is some popsci charlatan who isnt respected by academics. Look at the names on the back of the Selfish Gene praising
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Probably the best popsci book on biology there is.
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>>12220307
/sci/ is just as shitty as any of the other boards on here
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>>12220307
I bet it would be the same vapid superficial criticism he gets here, nothing about his actual content. Nothing about whether he makes a compelling case for a particular theory, instead only the most stale of old memes and things about his tone or demeanor.

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Is Magarshack's translation of The Idiot any good?
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>>12218420
I doubt it. I read his translation of the overcoat and it seemed like half of the sentences were cliches.
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>>12220041
old language. but its an old book so thats kind of a non-problem
megashark is basically a more polished Garnett, who rushed through her translations at a very fast pace
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>>12218420
I read it OP, about 100 pages, before putting it down out of frustration bc he renders it really weirdly. Then i got McDuffs translation (the current penguin classic edition's) ans it solved all the problems in Magarshacks and now Myshkin lives in my heart and The Idiot might be my most memorable dosto read. Magarshack's Karamazov is much better
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>>12218538
kek
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>>12218503
kill yourself and take that meme with you in your grave

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Who were some writers/philosophers who were not formly educated.
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>>12219651
That's because the closeted denizens of lit are commie beta cucks who only read philosophers that satisfy their addiction to seeing their own edgy thoughts confirmed more eloquently than they would ever take the time to do independently. This is because deep down Delezue and Neeto cucks are at odds with the people who are living the lives these betas can only imagine.
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Jean Genet

>>12219645
Heidegger

>>12219626
fucking idiotic, what are you talking about? he studied with the world's foremost logician at fucking cambridge. you can't get more formally trained than that

>>12219651
like 3 years ago witty was the most posted philosopher on this board.
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>>12219645
Camus? He was more known as a novelist, but anyway he grew up pretty poor before he became the guy who won a Nobel prize.
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>>12218088
Hubert Selby, his work definitely has a certain grittiness to it.
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>>12220583
>Jean Genet
only correct answer

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Any books with a better twist than this? I'm sure there are but it's been a year since I've read anything good.

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I just started reading the Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and I have to say it is very enjoyable. The basic premise of corruption and hedonism along with the prose makes it enjoyable. I won't say more so as not to give spoilers but I think it's a good quick read if you want something gothic
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>>12220330
Everyone's read it, Anon. It's a book for 15 year old effete prettyboys.

Which is why it's one of my favourites

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I read through the first chapter. People keep saying it's good. What should I expect?
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>>12219167
cool atmosphere, overlong plot development, fairly incoherent themes, hot 17 year old, cults and shit, i forget
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>>12219167
>People keep saying it's good
I don't know what people you've been listening to, a lot of people say it's his worst.
It's not bad, it didn't need to be as long as it is. The author's method is just to sit down with no fixed end goal and see where his mind leads him and it kind of shows here.
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>>12219234

I've finished the book myself and I agree with this.
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Read Mishima instead

Mortimer Adler indexes the whole of Western thought
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>>12220793
cringe af tbqh
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“The title of my book is How to Serve Man”
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>>12220833
more like 'to serve men' haha what a homo haha
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>>12220793
>And you may remember an occasion where someone said to a speaker, in one breath or at most two, "I don't know what you mean, but I think you're wrong."
>I have gradually learned that there is no point in answering critics of this sort. The only polite thing to do is to ask them to state your position tor you, the position they claim to be challenging. If they cannot do it satisfactorily, it they cannot repeat what you have said IN THEIR OWN WORDS, you know that they do not understand, and you are entirely justified in ignoring their criticisms. They are irrelevant, as all criticism must be which is not solidly based on understanding. When you find the rare person who shows that he understands what you are saying as well as you do, then you can delight in his agreement or be seriously disturbed by his dissent.

How can one single man be this based? You literally don't have to know anything else if you want to use the internet.
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>>12220935
scholastics thought of it before him


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