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Why don't they have book museums?
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>special collections materials are stored in secure facilities only accessible by staff, do not circulate, and may only be used in secure reading rooms under staff supervision.
in museums the art is publicly visible
That's why it's a library, connected to another library
Here in Philadelphia there is the Rosenbach Museum. They have Joyce manuscripts and a bunch of other stuff. A couple years ago they had an exhibit on Frankenstein with Shelley's handwritten notes, pretty cool stuff. They throw an annual Bloomsday party with readings, food, and traditional Irish music
A whore can turn any museum into a brothel.
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I procrastinated on a presentation so hard one time in grad school that I had to go the reserve library where they keep all the really old books for students to study. and some on display.
I had to set up an appointment for this book, which was only written in the 50's, and freely available on amazon, albeit a little obscure.
So there I was surrounded by books from the middle ages, including a Gutenburg Bible on display, while I take pictures of a couple of pages from a book I could have checked out from the main library if I hadn't procrastinated.
I had to use a special holder for this stupid little book and weights, so as not to bend the pages too much. All around also, are students who had set up appointments to study old codices. It was a serious ordeal, and quite comedic.

hi guys I wrote a book about u:

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yeah what would make that part better? less words, more? description? actually, specifically, tear it apart; i want to improve
Post it for free and then we can talk about criticising it.
post to the editing group.
email fourlitreview @ yandex dot com to join.
awesome! thank you

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Is there anything in Dugin that wasn't already said by Spengler, Schmitt, and Heidegger?
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have u cum yet? ill let you say he cribs again pseudanon
nah, i think you are just coming into these debates with unrealistic expectations. people like carvalho think they can "prove" stuff with "rigorous arguments". dugin is not that ambitious, and is more realistic. reality is murky and complex. dugin's thinking reflects that. at least that's the impression i got from the debate.
It's just a cop out on Dugin's part. He can't put forward any original ideas and pressing him on specific points reveals that. Russians are right to think he's incredibly overrated by the west and a meme. The guy just steals ideas from Germans.
Thanks for producing those videos Millerman.

Thoughts on my prose, /lit/?
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Now that’s good prose OP, take notes
Go with simple words desu, 'hedonism' sounds pretentious as fuck next to the rest of the passage
Read more, write more.
Let me rewrite that for you:

In Nevada I drunkenly threw myself into a sliding door.

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Thoughts on this fine gentleman? Which parts of Economy and Society is most important to read?

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I need to know what I am going to write and what I am going to devote my life to.
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>causally deduces materialism
Don't embarrass yourself kiddo. We Platonists will have a comeback thanks to based Husserl. All will be settled once and for all.
>philosophers wish they were poets
BS, I've always thought poetry was kind of gay. As for music, I like the idea of playing a nasty guitar solo in front of adoring fans. But the actual process of making music is really boring.
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Philosophy is an older man's pursuit
Become a philosophical artist, duh.
Aesthetics is truth and morality anyway.


You mean the 'artform' literally anyone with a phone can pursue nowadays?

>inb4 lenses high resolution blah blah blah

No one actually gives a shit.

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Are fairy tales the peak of literature?
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literature peaked with gilgamesh
Borges himself said in an interview: "I think fantastic literature is THE literature, that is, literature started with myths, cosmogonies. It didn't start with realism. Realism is in fact, a later invention, I would say. But I think literature started being fantastic. Don Quixote for example, I don't know if it's a realist book or a fantastic book, I would say it's both, and there lies its greatness."
No, retard.
Because what else is a grown man going to read that makes him happy?
It can never be as good as a fairytale, It is art.
GK Chesterton thinks so

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>life is pain and boredom
Schopy was unironically right. I have learnt to somehow avoid pain but how the fuck do i tackle boredom?
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shut the fuck up boomer
Don't avoid pain, because boredom is solved through pain. Exercise requires pain but increases your sexual attractiveness; this attractiveness can be used to exploit new opportunities. Working hard to get money requires pain, but you will have more fun if you have more money. /lit/ people are couch potato communists so they aren't the best people to emulate if you want to tackle boredom.
>can be used to exploit new opportunities
then what?
And then free drinks
and then sex
and then new job
and then new employee
and then new cult members
and then etc etc where being attractive applies. If you're an academic then getting more money is more efficient at tackling boredom, because it means you get more journal subscriptions. Charisma can help in getting the job to support that.
Apparently coffee has some health benefits.

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/lit/ boston meet up 2019
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it's 4chan in general really
NYC when ya plens?
They're some group of people in San Francisco it seems renovating some chapel for whatever reason, maybe one of those stupid communal housing projects.
Wow there is a black person posting here right now? Pathetic
Quim quiff.

What are some of the ‘best’ books that deal with the concept of death, /lit/?

I’ve gone from an ambivalent, “if it’s where we all go, it can’t be that bad” view of death, but over the past month or so, I can’t stop thinking about it and it’s been making me anxious.
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Why does it make you more anxious?
What changed?
I’m not sure. I suppose it’s just the process of moving on seems scary, the ego, self, memories, events just evaporating. This argument holds as much weight as a puddle, but just because I can’t remember or fathom pre-birth, doesn’t mean it wasn’t a bad place to be. It’s the not knowing that gets me.
Nothing major. I’ve been quite depressed over the past few months. I finished Stoner, too, and it’s effected me quite a bit.
The ancients didn't seem to think what came after death was bad. Have you read the Bhagavad Gita?
For dealing with the concept of death, stoic literature such as Aurelius' Meditations or Seneca's letters, parts of it ought to be very pertinent to your predicament and will encourage you to accept death as a neutral inevitability and to value every moment leading up to it (as we are all slowly dying and moving towards nonexistence) to a greater degree

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You use words as hostages to terrorize everyone.
You use words as platitudes to pussify everyone.
Moral relativism is about the truth of moral statements being relative. But the statement "truth of moral statements is relative" is not a moral statement.
Dumb people indeed.

If moral determinations are modulated by circumstances and agents in question, then morality is indeed relative. The premise of your objection is faulty, as you've ironically misdefined moral relativism (the relativity-inducing circumstances are -never- the same in any version of moral relativism).

To be non-relative — which is to say universal — moral prescriptions/proscriptions would have to be definitive laws which hold true in all circumstances and for all agents.

There is no contradiction whatsoever in stating that morality is objectively relative.

Help, me, /lit/. How on earth do I read pic related? English is my second language and this is different from anything that I have ever read. I'm just reached the second canto and it feels like I haven't even (really) read it. How to proceed? How can I understand it?
Thank you in advance.
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>. The Longfellow translation is kind of bad
That's not true. That's literally the best.

t. knows Italian
reading notes with the text is the "what did I think of this /lit/?" of the pseud world.
>old Italian
Simply Italian. It's a very conservative language
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>Not reading Resalat Al-Ghufran
And the fact that Dante basically standardized the Italian language when he wrote this

hi guys /vp/ here

Is there a book that will work well as a pokemon rom hack ?
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Kill yourself autist
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
gravity's rainbow
I can't think of many, but Finnegans Wake might be good.
that reminds me i have to get around to making my rom hack someday

Holy shit. I finished The Gay Science and Thus Spoke Zarathustra and I had a revelation.

Every nice person, every person with a hint of kindness is genuinely, honestly a cuck. A complete an utter slave. It was rough coming to terms with this, but I've pretty much become a complete asshole the past week. I'm a straight-shooter now and I openly tell my friends what's wrong with them, what I dislike about them, and how to fix their issues. Most of them are angry at me, but it's just part of the slave morality that plagues them. I no longer tip my Postmates drivers, or tip at all at restaurants. I harass people online in video games if they're inconveniencing me in some shape or form, and I explained to my TA why he was a fuckwit during one of my labs, when he couldn't parse a particular circuit.

I'm not sure if this was what I was supposed to get from this, but it feels fucking liberating, bros.
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honesty is a lie
Care to elaborate or are you just going to throw platitudes around?
how pathetic it is that you exchanged on set of unthinking banalities and got yourself instead...another set of banalities. how against the spirit of philosophy and the laughter of the heights it is. Nietzsche would have been ashamed of you
what values did you create?
>i'm 18

I know you have to say that to avoid getting banned, but we all know that's not true.

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How much time does he have left?
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My grandfather is 79 :(
He probably made a deal with some dark being to extend his lifespan by now. So, another decade or two.
15 to 20
Is The Stand good? I'm curious because I liked the cover of that book (the original one), but I don't like King, not even my normies father likes him.
Yes, it's good.

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