Is "the greater good" a concept created by evil men to justify their actions? Do men have the right to profess their cause as doing "the greater good", or is that in the realm of God?
are there good books dealing with the pain of getting old?
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What are some good books about the history of America and the United States? I'm not american so most of my life I only read about european history.
not knowing your personal interests, i couldn't do much better than just telling you to look at the list of pulitzer prize winners in history and picking the ones on topics that interest you
hofstadter is a decent place to start if you really have no idea
Hi, pleb here
Recommend me something that is both entry level and good.
Death of ivan illych is my favourite book, if that helps
Why do publishers always put pictures of philosophers on their seminal works from when they were older?
This pic graces many-a-cover of A Treatise on Human Nature.
But he was actually in his twenties when he wrote the thing, and probably would have looked something more swag like this.
And what about this gremlin looking motherfucker? This pic graces the cover of the common Payne translation of his masterpiece World as Will and Representation.
The permanent archive is down at the moment, so don't rely on it to record anything of val-...
seriously though, stuff like the links to the Gass scans won't last past a week once it gets archived, so save whatever you need.
There was a picture of an ass with a book pressing against I wanted to look up on the archive but it was down
It's how I found out actually
Also, I was wanting to search Donne and see what /lit/ had to say about him
is it just me or is #bookz ignoring the search command?
what's a good introduction to jung that doesn't bother with his obsession with magic and ghosts, focuses on the psychoanalysis of society but doesn't take collective unconsciousness too seriously?
I think the person you're looking for is named Freud, OP. He was a pretty famous psychoanalyst who wrote a bunch of books, he also had an excellent beard. You should look him up.
Hey I'm writing a novel for my first true major writing project. I was wondering what the perfect opening chapter consists of? What should it include to get you the reader coming back for more? I want to blow everyone away! Any advice would be appreciated.
Books I'm committed to reading by the end of the month if possible; Phillip Zimbardo - Man (Dis)connected, Sally J Scholz - Feminism (Beginner's guides), John Hersey - Hiroshima, Craig Santos Perez - From unincorporated territory [Gumá], Fran Ross - Oreo, Claudia Rankine - Citizen (An American Lyric), Anne Carson - An Autobiography of Red.
Any anons read these?
What is a book that can show me how to accept myself, and start to build self-confidence?
I have some things I'm good at, and friends who support me, but I just can't see myself as someone worthy of... pretty much anything. Has anything helped you shape your mind in a healthier way?
Three Pillars of Zen (you gotta meditate though)
General, life affirming philosophy like Plato, Evola, something to really get you feeling your true Self
hello lit, I'm trying to read neuromancer but can't find an e-book without syntax/formatting errors and without missing parts
do you have or know where to find a good neuromancer epub/mobi?
Hey /lit/, can you recommend me some books that take place in a communist/socialist society? It doesn't matter if it's portrayed positively or negatively. I'm aware of Bulgakov and plan to read him. Thanks!
Just finished this. What does /lit/ think?
I read it two semesters ago. Stylistically I wasn't a huge fan of it, nor was I fully impressed by it as a standalone work. However, I definitely think it's implications when used as a lens for other works is definitely interesting.
Basically, I think that while there is definitely a lot to be had just from Confessions, I found it more of an enjoyable experience to consider it up against other works that have to do with addictions of all kinds.
I'm trying to read the Horus heresy book series from the warhammer 40k universe, problem is it's getting expensive, it's 15.99 a Ebook in iBooks, there are 58 books in the series... That's like 800 bucks for the whole series. I'm a prolific reader so I read a novel a week. I need a place I can buy the entire series for a discount. Can anyone help me?
Those books always looked interesting to me but the high pricess didnt do it for me. Found a bunch of them at the thrift store for like twenty cents each. This first 3 HH novels were there but then the rest were a mishmash of different WH series as well as a couple more from HH.
Its a fun read, but I dont see the story coming to an end in print. We all know about the battle of Terra and how Sanguinos, Horus and the Emperor die and how the traitors dissapear into the eye of terror from various sources ... but how about releasing those books so I can actually read them.
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