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Why the fuck would anyone buy books when you could just buy a dictionary and have access to literally every book
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you would be missing some Mccarthy stuff
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>>18708230
>why buy a house when you could just buy a pile of wood, plastic and metal and have access to literally every possible house
>why have a child when you could just buy a chemistry set and have access to literally every possible child
and so on

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Sophie Kinsella
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>>18706776
Yes, otherwise we’ll assume she’s a male.
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>>18706752
Weren't you just getting triggered over some anon sexualizing a girl in another thread butters?
Idk, seems pretty hypocritical...
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>>18706849
Perhaps. But how many times do we have to hear about where some lonely blowjacker wants to pit his cum?
And then there’s the guy who’s trying to get into feces. Don’t you just look forward to more lit/shit related threads? Mm-mm.
“Motoboating” sounded funny to me.
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>>18706849
Butterfly has a healthy interest in large breasts and I for one encourage this
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>>18706776
No, otherwise we’ll assume he’s a male.

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>Lecturer has his book on the required reading list
>it cost $100+
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>>18708037
Depends on the language and what it is that you're studying. I'm from an euro country with a decent legal tradition and it's still basically impossible to find most of the Law books I need online
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>>18708081
Steal it.
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>>18707972
>professor's computer
It's most likely one of the university's PCs in the classroom. Depending on the university, they delete any data saved on their computers every 24 hours, so it would be hard for them to find out anyway.
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>>18707990
I will be forever adopting this mindset from now on. Thank you anon
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>>18707966
It was a sort of science in those days (though Newton admittedly took an older more occult approach than say that of his contemporary Robert Boyle, often called the first modern chemist)
In any case, there are other examples:
> In literature, Pascal is regarded as one of the most important authors of the French Classical Period and is read today as one of the greatest masters of French prose. His use of satire and wit influenced later polemicists.

> [Leibniz'] Access to his father's library, largely written in Latin, also led to his proficiency in the Latin language, which he achieved by the age of 12. He also composed 300 hexameters of Latin verse, in a single morning, for a special event at school at the age of 13.
>Leibniz met Spinoza in 1676, read some of his unpublished writings, and has since been suspected of appropriating some of Spinoza's ideas.
>Unlike Descartes and Spinoza, Leibniz had a thorough university education in philosophy. He was influenced by his Leipzig professor Jakob Thomasius, who also supervised his BA thesis in philosophy. [...] Leibniz was deeply interested in the new methods and conclusions of Descartes, Huygens, Newton, and Boyle, but viewed their work through a lens heavily tinted by scholastic notions. Yet it remains the case that Leibniz's methods and concerns often anticipate the logic, and analytic and linguistic philosophy of the 20th century.

> Euler could repeat the Aeneid of Virgil from beginning to end without hesitation, and for every page in the edition he could indicate which line was the first and which the last.

> With a few friends he had met in Bern, Einstein started a small discussion group in 1902, self-mockingly named "The Olympia Academy", which met regularly to discuss science and philosophy.
>The first book that Einstein suggested for reading was Karl Pearson's The Grammar of Science. The three discussed their own work and also books such as Ernst Mach’s Analyse der Empfindungen (Analysis of Sensations), Henri Poincaré's Wissenschaft und Hypothese (Science and Hypothesis), John Stuart Mill’s A System of Logic, David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature, and Baruch Spinoza’s Ethics, and sometimes literary works such as Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote.

> When they were young, governesses taught von Neumann, his brothers and his cousins. Max believed that knowledge of languages in addition to Hungarian was essential, so the children were tutored in English, French, German and Italian. By the age of eight, von Neumann was familiar with differential and integral calculus, but he was particularly interested in history. He read his way through Wilhelm Oncken's 46-volume Allgemeine Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen. A copy was contained in a private library Max purchased. One of the rooms in the apartment was converted into a library and reading room, with bookshelves from ceiling to floor.

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i have adhd and struggle with getting motivated to continue reading books, im currently half way through the motorcycle diaries and want to finish it, how to i fix this?
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>>18707669
Would it help if I overall removed things that I do in my life that enable my ADHD, like the background noise I usually leave on?
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>>18707571
adhd is a false reality created for you by the Corporation. It's particularly interesting when we consider that this agency compounds the effect by giving you medication through their pharmaceutical lines and in doing this, allows you justification for feeling the need to feed on their poison because its now apart of society. it goes full circle. break free and seek help.
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>>18707724
how does one break free and seek help?
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>>18707734
start with the greeks...haha no i don't have answers anyone. It's something everyone must take on by himself. Maybe learn a little bit on how propaganda works to equip your person with the necessary tools to combat deep rooted societal norms that lack coherency in all sense.
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>>18707706
Yes, Just do one thing at a time and make it the sole thing. When you're no longer bombarding your psyche with multiple stimuli at once you're more more cognizant and lucid not only of said sole thing but of also of the world around you. There's an after effect, surprisingly. It almost feels like sobering up but I guess it depends on how badly one is addicted to distraction.

books for this feel?
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>>18708220
I don't know, but it's great, especially if you get four in a row.
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NOT A BOOK, BUT, RATHER, A SONG:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxmXu6k8PiU
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>>18708220
Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
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>>18708313
do you think 5 is possible?

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what's some good literature for a femboy?
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How to tie a Knot by Chuck formerly Sneed
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>>18706058
>ldrdruxii crowd is pro pedo
wtf I love them now
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>>18706122
keku
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>>18706126
of course you'd be here you fucking stupid disgusting mentally ill tranny freak
you will NEVER be a woman
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>>18705015
this guy took a funny image that he didn't make and made it unfunny, and then he put his name on it

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what am I in for?

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Any good books on Eugenics?
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>>18705591
We might not have lost the world to our colonies had we also heeded his warnings on the failures of capitalism.
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>>18704573
http://whatwemaybe.org/txt/txt0000/glad.john.2006.future_human_evolution.book.full.003k.en.pdf

http://whatwemaybe.org/txt/txt0000/Glad.John.2011b.Jewish_Eugenics.pdf
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>>18704573
Matthew 7:19
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>>18706970
Read Keanu 6:9 instead
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>>18704573
I think it should be encouraged, but not enforced. Like you get benefits for good genes and getting a family, and a warning if you are genetically detrimental.

Without natural selection in most forms in the modern world, i think its good to some degree, maybe not to the point of forcing tho.

Excerpt from a book on Nietzsche I found interesting.

>… For our purposes, however, it will be sufficient to concentrate on only two further phases. The first is represented by Stefan George (1868–1933), a poet whose influence at first eclipsed that of Rilke. He is best known as the founder of a literary circle, the George Kreis, which made important contributions to modern German poetry, criticism, and cultural historiography. Some of its members became professors at various German universities, and it was primarily as an educator of educators and writers that George made his influence felt. And as Nietzsche became one of the heroes of the Kreis, the poet’s influence on the Nietzsche legend was considerable.
>The Kreis was united by a common sorrow over the desecration of the German language, its progressive degeneration into journalese, and the impossibility of using this profaned medium for the expression of deep feelings or great thoughts.
I felt similarly when Twitter came out
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>>18707114
what?
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tfw you'll never party like this
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>>18707250
imagine the smell
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>>18707130
You are as crispy leaves of autumn
My feet are still still warm in my boots.
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>>18706811
Art requires sacrifice. This is not just the case for Nietzsche, but the entire history of Western civilization.

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This book is so overrated.
>Orwell writes endlessly about the oppressive world with barely any character development
>Julia for no reason tells Winston "I love you"
>they have sex on the very far outskirts of town
>this wasn't dangerous enough I guess so they decide to have sex in a rented room in the city that they think is safe
>of course it isn't
>at one point in the book Winston reads a textbook (so we as the reader have to read this textbook)
Overrated shit. The themes of totalitarianism and suppression of speech and thought is great, but everything else is garbage.
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>>18703276
>Not just go from never meeting to "I love you, lets have sex"
1984 isn't a romance novel and developing a romance subplot would be besides the point
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>>18703270
>It's almost as if
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>>18703263
>barely any character development
the dude heals his physical wounds, as well as reaches out to others. but >>18703270
is right, op is just illiterate
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>>18703276
What is there to develop in a society that willingly bows to and worships thought control, you absolute brainlet? Next you’ll tell me about the underground poets of North Korea. Absolute moron (you).
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>>18706748
Then why include disgusting sex havers at all?

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>40 days until L'Académie
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>>18708026
LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>18708026
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>>18708073
You have seen nothing.
As soon as 'L'Académie' comes out, this board will be for Waldun discussion only.
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>>18708096
I can't wait!!!!!!!

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I am at my wit's end with a Stoicism meetup group I started. I blame the virtually accessible nature of the whole thing, but contemporary society shares major culpability.

Every meeting there is a unique turnout of people, but I'll spare the details of the genuine antiquity-minded attendees and focus on the bane of my frustration. These particular types of "people" have tainted Stoicism with their modern filth. Let's cover a few archetypes.

>Logical Spirituals

These mainly single men over 30 look for a pragmatic solution to everything. Every action must be maximized for ultimate efficiency. Hack your morning! Skip breakfast to induce euphoria for that extra drop of productivity! These people enslave Stoicism three weeks before their QPIs are due and discard it in the trash when it loses its novelty. They show up to one or two meetings and then move on to the next artistically-devoid exercise. At least they dropped a recommendation for Waking Up.

>The manic-depressive masculine hippie

If he's not spending half your discussion shilling his humanitarian Facebook organization, he's telling you about his tragic life story (which he rebounded from, of course.) He knows nothing about Stoicism but eats away at your precious time discussing how he would like to learn about it. He won't admit it, but he is insanely jealous of Joe Rogan. Once he comes down from his post-discussion high, he'll sink to a lowest low, where he'll say "maybe its not for me." You won't hear from him again.

(cont.)
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>>18707899
>the guy who just needs therapy

stoicism is therapy, The other stuff is just subtler therapy.
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>>18707899
>stoic
>let's other peoples failings and personality quirks bother him so much that he writes a blog post about it on 4chan

Ishyddt
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>>18707716
>Stoicism meetup group
that is so gay man
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if you go to a stoicism meetup you have already lost my gay friend
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>>18707716
At least it's not a GOTCHA game of hot potato liberalism mutating narrative accusations and "BRO I THINK YOU NEED HELP LAIK SERIOUSLY LIKE YOU ARE MENTAL I AM COMPASSIONATE AND I AM TURNING YOU IN TO THE MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES"

I hate Tucson LowIQzona

you are reading Hemingway... right anon?
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>>18704049
Aaah, sitting in Paris, writing my magnum opus, listening to the call to prayer. Truly a perfect day.
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>>18706463

Islands in the Stream is composed of three unfinished books, published posthumously. It's probably quite different from the final draft he would have ended up writing, and at any rate, is incomplete. So no, you are not being "filtered".

However, because he was unable to finish the book(s), it would be unfair to judge him on Islands in the Stream. I would therefore recommend you read The Sun Also Rises.
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>>18706889
Raping your mom was extremely fun

Your bussy is next
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>commie
no thanks
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>>18708035
kys

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>hot girl goes to a prestigious school

books with this plot?
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>>18707726
If you insist anon
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>>18707704
My life desu.
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>>18707770
holy shit dude, you are such a faggot
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>>18707770
Penis got hard desu
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>>18707704
my sisters diary

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The last 2 digits indicate the amount of pages you have to read today.
State what you're reading now and roll.
>The Decline of the West - Oswald Spengler
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Wuthering Heights
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>>18707266
The valley of the assassins
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>>18707536
36 page, sound good
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Not giving you a rec
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>>18707266
rolan




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