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Post the philosophers and which of their particular books who most inspire your own philosophy. For example The Ever-Present Origin by Gebser (middle), and Insight: A Study in Human Understanding by Lonergan (bottom-left) are the most personally inspirational. Also rate if you want
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why does /lit/ never talk about Gadamer?
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What's the /lit/ equivalent?
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>>16889639
FUCK. CUTE GIRL. MY ONLY WEAKNESS.
>>16889666
Can't imagine paying for /r9k/ blogposts desu.
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>>16889440
lmaooo you utter cousing fucker
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>>16889726
What? You can't imagine having sex with a non-relative woman? You silly deviants are comical.
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>>16889402
Stop responding to bait, please.
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>>16889402
by that logic a woman could never have sex by the fact that she doesn't have a dick to put into another woman, you FUCKING retard

What are the best explanations of the Quran ? An e book link would be much appreciated.
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yes he wrote "And if there comes to you from Satan an evil suggestion, then seek refuge in God. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing." 41:36

stupid ass christian bitchboy doesnt read his bible enough huh
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Explaining the quran is easy;

First came the torah

Christians rebranded the torah as the old testament and added the new testament, called the result the bible

Mo took bits from both, added some stuff, changed some pieces (virgin Mary in an oasis instead of in a stable to give birth), called the result the quran.

And whatshisname looked at all that crud and pooped out the book of mormon. (Not the musical, an actual book, with lots of old bits and a bunch of new bits; including a bit that says white skin is good, medium skinned people could become good and white, black skin is evil.)


Yes, those are in chronological order, so;
the torah is the old testament,
the bible is the newer testament,
the quran is the newerer testament,

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>>16888509
>the book of mormon is the newererestest testament ... SO FAR.
my diary is the newerest desu
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>>16887239
there's already one thread about the pedo rapist bible, please keep your shit in one place. thank you.
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>>16888526
Ergo SO FAR matey.

And I only mentioned the semi sequels to the torah; my mate Ron tried to churn one out but decided to start afresh with some scifi B.S. .... he did very well out of it. But it's not a sequel.

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50 years ago today
Why did he do it?
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>>16870683
Get a load of this faggot
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>>16868702
>I read about his death the other day, it read like a dark comedy sketch. Especially the part when his friend failed to cut his head off three times. Hilarious.
I have studied Japanese history and I know exactly how much of a big deal it is for a true friend to chop off the head neatly and when I read that part I was fucking laughing hysterically
Imagined that poor chap going
>aight aight aight CHOP ffffffffffffff shit CRACK fuckkkkkk ok wait CHOPPPP GODDFCKIBNDAMNIT CHOP CHOP CHOP I hope mom and dad aren't watching CHOP
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>>16871549
shut the fuck up, christcuck
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>>16870683
You probably think Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco is good
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is the life in 4 chapters good bros?

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I've been struggling to find this picture that I only vaguely remember from when I was a kid ~25+ years ago: it showed a house built into the trunk of a large tree, in a river crossing/swamp/bog area. All around were other buildings where other forest critters lived.

I keep thinking it's wind in the willows or some version of it, but nothing I find brings this picture back to mind. All I remember was that it was in a book when I was much younger, and that the homes MAY have been labeled. Help me out?

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How to report a spelling mistake I found in a book, I will raise hell over this. I bought this book and I expect it to be error free, how do I complain too.
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>>16889059
Just screech like some Twitter liberal about gow the t preceding tortoise is highly transphobic and unacceptable
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In the 70s some publishers used to sometimes send out freebies to people who pointed out typos in their books, or so I have heard. You probably won't get that but might as well send them an email
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>>16889715
I will do this, thanks!
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>>16889059
Write an email to the publisher or something.
They'll probably never fix it because if you're in the US, they'd need to resubmit the book to the Congress of Library and all that archival bullshit that costs time and money to renew the registry.
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>>16889059
Based Godel, Escher, and Bach reader.

There are so many books being written today. Im talking hundreds of thousands a day. Isnt it very depressing?

imagine a hundred years from now. there will be billions of books in the warehouse of the soul. never to be read again.

everyone is an artist today. no one is a consumer.
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>>16889742
>everyone is an artist today. no one is a consumer.
If only. The vast, vast majority of people spend their days working some shitty job they don't like then come home and watch netflix. The next day brings the same events.

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>it's another comfy winter getting lit with the boys on /lit/, reading books, pretending to have read books, becoming enlightened, talking shit, and doing literally, LITERALLY, nothing else

Now that's the life.

What are ya
>readan
>thinkan
>playan
>doing
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>>16884193
>my gf wants to take a break to work on herself
It's already over, sorry anon. The quicker and cleaner the break the easier it is to heal.
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>>16885446
>War & Peace together with 1812 by Zamoyski
Thanks, I'm reading W&P and this looks like a very nice pairing. Is there any other media you (the anon reading this post) would recommend while reading or for afterwards? I was thinking of listening to The Hemingway List on and off as the mood strikes me.
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>>16885649
Minimalism is good anon, it helps you focus on the things that matter and reinforces gratitude
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>readan
illad. Fitzgerald. Got to the part where Akhilleus confronts Hektor and he runs like a bitch lol I really like it. It's such a crazy thought that I could be laughing and gasping at the same things as a man from 1000 years ago.
>thinkan
how do I stop lying and stop procrastinating.? How does one become a true intellectual? What truly is a tough life? Did I live one?
>playan
fallout new vegas and nuclear throne. Real funs stuff
>doing
making a painting and watching movies. Trying not to jack off. Getting fit and living better.
good thread we should do this every week.
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>>16888683
If he doesn't appreciate that he doesn't deserve you my dude

Keep up the good work

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I have no idea what I'm going to do with myself after finishing this and it's scaring me a little.
I need help, /lit/.
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>>16889532
Read Urth, probably. And re-read the whole series eventually.
But, good news, anon. Long Sun is a very fun book and Short Sun feels incredibly intimate and a great conclusion to the whole cycle.

I tried being careful with my Wolfe dosage (a friend of mine won't read Short Sun for a while), scared I'd run out of his genius too soon, but after reading a few short stories, there's so much more to him that I'd suggest you look at the prospect of finding other Wolfe works with joyous eyes. His voice is unmistakable.

What is your opinion on Augusine versus Pelagius? Which do you think was overall the better philosopher and induced human nature better? Is there any problem or inconsistencies with their ideas that could be catastrophic if taken too far?
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>>16889642
Augustine in general but his church adoration clouded some of his thoughts. Pelagius seems too much a pluralist and anarchist. If he was a monist then his teachings work better but free will is shit and ascetism isn't an end but a means to charity which is a means to God

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What are some books that give the feeling of Monk
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>>16889182
The Monk
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>>16889182

The Name of the Rose
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>>16889182
Essays in idleness. By a nip
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Tathāgatagarbha sūtras
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>>16889208
this
also:
Little Flowers of St. Francis
The Imitation of Christ

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Fight Club is the best book ever written.
Prove me wrong.
Pro tip: you can't.
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>>16889424
chuck is a good craftsman. fight club is a lot more divine than people realize.
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>>16889424
It's about gay sex. And yes, it's great.
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>>16889424
It's so bad the movies better
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>>16889424

When did you first discover you were gay, OP?

How did this book, an allegory for living as a homosexual man in 90s America, help you to come to terms with yourninsatiable lust for cock?
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>>16889424
I read it in jail. Made me feel weird.

Why can’t I find a copy of sun and steel in the UK? They are all either £200 or in Spanish. Is this amazon censoring wrongthink or something? I found his other books fine
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>>16888814
most of his audiene is teenagers, though.
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>>16888822
They probably borrowed their mums' credit cards then.
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>>16886103
lol there used to be a copy on Lulu press but it was removed ahaha
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>>16888814
>https://twitter.com/CarThulePub
Nah it was always rare before pewdiepie
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>>16889637
Didnt mean to copy that link in lol

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OLAVO DE CARVALHO Edition

For the discussion of literature in the Portuguese language. Feel free to post your texts here if you want to receive critique for your writings. Also foreigners can ask for the best translations for X books and such.

Discord Server: vPhuVCfpBf
Last thread: >>16849691

>List of Portuguese Books:
https://pastebin.com/qAHWQD8N

>List of Brazilian Books:
https://pastebin.com/cGwNi2Ew

What are you currently reading, anões?
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>>16882583
>>16885579

Thank you. I'll be checking these out.
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English post just so jannies don't delete one of the best threads in the board for speaking another language.
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>>16887144
Mano, se tem o Leminski no chart você deveria colocar o Tolentino também.

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Kevin edition

This is the official thread of Hispanical literature or literature in Spanish. You can discuss here your favorite authors, and works, or comment on anything relating to the literature of this the second most spoken language in the world, and the second language on the whole Earth with most native speakers.
>Websites with Spanish e-books:
https://pastebin.com/QpcU8gjG
>Torrent with +70000 ebooks in spanish:
https://thepiratebay.org/description.php?id=35208945
>Useful youtube channels:
https://pastebin.com/mqcBy9J0
Try to keep the discussion on english so that the jannies don't delete the thread
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>>16877829
he's been here since the start you newfaggot
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>>16885543
gracias y desgracias del ojo del culo
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bum
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qepd maradona
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>>16889556
QEPD. Uno de los mejores escritores que nos ha dado esta tierra, su hobbie era el Futbol, pero su escritura su verdadera pasión y vocación, se fue un grande, pero nos dejó obras literarias monumentales que son dignas de admirar y analizar.




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