Any Feyerabend fans around these parts? I never really see philosophy of science addressed here. What do you guys think of Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos?
To be totally honest I find Feyerabend's epistemological anarchism to be the most honest brand of philosophy. I see him as basically continuing a line of thinking from classical skepticism (Pyrrho via Sextus Empiricus), reawakened in Montaigne, on to Hume from which it entered contemporary phil but was lost with Kant and all the Hegelian nonsense that followed.
>school is worthless anyway
Uhhhh, are you trying to say that modern education systems are broken? Because the concept of teaching our youth is not worthless at all, just the modern systems at work
What is it that makes /lit/ special? Honestly most of the time I can't stand you people, yet I'm admittedly addicted to this board. Why is that? Almost every time I come on here I'll find something I didn't know about before and spend hours on Wikipedia. I think it's because the rampant pretentiousness(I'm pretty sure most of it is just being ironically so, right?) present on /lit/ combined with the anonymity allows us to let our guard down while at the same time discussing obscure and "high-brow" stuff that is otherwise ignored on other...
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I am looking for books that are written in a condescending tone. Please share if you know of any.
Reviving this thread since the last one did so well.
Post an image that moves you and other anons suggest a book.
Lord Valentine's Castle, by Robert Silverberg
Whats wrong with audiobooks /lit/? It cant be more comforting t b h
one feature of the medium of written text is that the reader is capable of spontaneously pausing, slowing down, speeding up, going back to re-read a sentence or section, etc.
that might seem trivial at first but I think it is a huge part of the experience of reading, and it's not something you can do with an audio book.
Nothing, just /lit/ generally needing to hate things.
Audiobooks allow me to get about 3 times as much reading done as I'd be able to do otherwise, and some books work better out loud. Some work worse, but certainly not a majority.
As guy above me said, books where you get a lot out of referring back to something earlier are the ones that suffer, but in my experience a good amount of my backtracking turns out to be pointless OCD anyway, for fiction at least.
Does doing something or traveling somewhere with the intention of later writing about the experience make the experience itself, and thus whatever you later write about it, insincere? If so, does acknowledging that conundrum in the writing offset the insincerity or does it just put you into wibbly wobbly oscillation zone?
does the ride ever end?
>Does doing something or traveling somewhere with the intention of later writing about the experience make the experience itself, and thus whatever you later write about it, insincere?
Depends on what you mean by sincerity, OP. I will say that once you step outside yourself and observe things from another perspective (i.e. 'I'm going to write about this later,' but also even just 'I'm going to remember this later') changes how you experience something initially.
Maybe it's inauthentic authenticity (you know, the old Capote canard about being a 'real fake' and all that).
Can you please recommend any literature that make me a happier person? I'm miserable. Thanks.
Literature is like any other artform, completely subjective and without merit in respect to hard science. Writers may make us think, but they'll never construct real permanence. Is reading simply an exercise in romanticism?
I'm running out of books I love /lit/, it's getting hard to find anything that I really want to read
I need something that makes me feel like
Kafka, Borges, Bruno Schulz, Spanish Magical realism, Alfanhui, Gustav Meyrink, Milan Kundera, Haruki Murakami, maybe Vonnegut and PKD
pic related, more like this, thanks in advance
Hermann Hesse. Anyone read Damien or Steppenwolf? I recently finished Siddhartha and Narziss & Goldmund (both incredible).
“I believe . . . that the petal of a flower or a tiny worm on the path says far more, contains far more than all the books in the library. One cannot say very much with mere letters and words. Sometimes I'll be writing a Greek letter, a theta or an omega, and tilt my pen just the slightest bit; suddenly the letter has a tail and becomes a fish; in a second it evokes all the streams and rivers of the world, all that is cool and humid, Homer's...
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He's great. Journey to the East is a short read but is well worth it, Under the Wheel is another short one that I never hear talked about but it's also worth the read. Haven't read Demian or Narcissus and Goldmund (they're both on my shelf waiting to be read) but the other two you mentioned are both good as well.
The attached screenshot is one of my favorite pieces of writing ever. I was wondering if you guys have encountered any books or writers with the same style. Please recommend.
How do I increase my intelligence? I heard that reading can increase your IQ, where do I start? Are there any specific books that could help me?
if you come HERE of all places and you ask THAT question expecting a real answer you are already beyond hope of being what most people would consider moderately intelligent. I don't say this to upset you.
Poetry for people who don't like poetry
how fit is /lit/? We've all seen the Socrates quote about seeing what your body can do as well as many other tremendous cultural figures. A feeble body weakens the mind, you know?
So, /lit/ what do you do and how do you feel it affects your reading/writing?
I don't think that is a real Socrates quote. It doesn't really match with the character either.
That aside I have a regime of bodyweight exercise (core holds, handstand practice, pull-ups, dips, deep step-ups, L-sits, push-ups, rows) and cardio (swimming, hill-sprints, long distance, etcetera).
It makes me feel great holistically, and I find it balances my mind for a more focused read.