>Man represents no progress over the animal: the civilized tenderfoot is
an abortion compared to the Arab and Corsican; the Chinese is a more
successful type, namely more durable, than the European.
Taken from The Will to Power. What did Nietzsche mean when he said this?
He was being ironic, as man represents progress in the form of well groomed facial hair. Those in the animal kingdom do not have access to shaving, this is why Nietzsche would shave, but kept a mustache. This was his his physical manifestation of self actualization.
How do I become as motivated a reader as you, /lit/?
I have tried reading about 6 different books, some rec'd by lit. The ones I enjoy are the ones I find interesting and I ENJOY reading. Its hard to get through the cannon when everything others suggest are so dull. When people rec a movie its easy enough to get through but for books you have to dedicate so much time to get through them.
Recommendations for entry level Nietzsche?
Start with the Greeks.
No, seriously, start with the Presocratics, then read Plato, then read Homer, then read Vergil, then skip the Medievals because Nietzsche didn't even bother to read them, then read Hume, then read Kant, then read Schoepenhauer, then read Hegel, THEN you can read Nietzsche.
What are some examples of Man vs Nature in the desert, specifically, where Man is violent against nature? Also, how would you do it?
wow how did I not even think about that, thanks. Any other ones?
sweet, any idea on how you would do violent Man vs Nature in the desert?
No, I haven't, will check it out! What specifically are you thinking of in it?
I'm thinking about joining the military so I can write about my endeavors. Hopefully a total war breaks out during my stint.
if you need to join the military for something to write you'll probably just settle into a life of mediocrity in the service and never write of worth but at least you'll stop posting so go ahead
>the ending to The Dead
What's good /lit/.
I'd like to get into reading novels and shit and thought it'd be a good idea to start by looking for some good black comedy books about police/detectives within populous cities.
Good one sitting reads?
i read Almost Transparent Blue yesterday morning
was a weird way to wake up (literally read it in bed) but very doable
I see very little discussion about England's Jane on here. Emma is masterfully crafted. Austen is one of the greatest English novelists of all time, I would even put her above Dickens. This thread is for Austenites and those who want to know about Austen.
>Austen as a moral philosopher can also be discussed.
What do you want most out of the literature you read?
Is ham actually delicious, or have Jewish publishers published material promoting the food so much that we think it tastes good when it actually doesn't?
Hey guys, what are we going with for the new movement? Metamodernism? New Sincerity? Altermodernism? Post-postmodernism? Performatism? Pseudo-modernism?
For the love of all that is holy, can we please decide on a fucking term? Fuck.
Just so you know, post-modernism isn't as much a movement itself as an improvement over modernism. While its stance is clearly different it remains tied to the same topics.
>Intersubjectivity instead of universality
>Progression instead of utopy
>Defining morals on human actions instead of metaphysics (modernism had the same idea but stopped at rejecting christian morality and somehow ended up making its own metaphysical justification)
Post-modernims is just modernism...
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what is the greatest horror novel ever written?
Dump every interesting book regarding the Nazi regime, Hitlers rise to power, and the Third Reich history..
So I just read this. Anyone else here read this? Kinda shocking how a lot of the problems outlined are here today.