How accurate is this?
not very accurate. level of knowledge is irrelevant to happiness. iq generally correlates positively with happiness, though it would be worth examining if this holds for increases in IQ even past the top say 1%, it might break down.
i also suspect among poor people increases in iq correlate with happiness up to a certain point, but then begin to decrease.
help me compare Franz Kafka and H.P. Lovecraft.
Is this edition any good? I know the penguin deluxe edition should be avoided but what about this penguin edition? Or should I just stick to the Vintage classics one?
What is the greatest bildungsroman?
If you had to choose one, which one would you pick? Why?
Not to be that guy, but whaddya mean by choose? Choose one to exist and the other not to? One to take with me to a desert island? One to say 'this one is of better aesthetic quality than the other?'
I mean, they're important for different reasons, I like them for different reasons...
I've really been enjoying Christian philosophy of late. I've found the works of Aquinas to be especially rewarding but I've also gotten into some of Boethius and Dante.
Does /lit/ have any recommendations of other Christian philosophical/theological writings?
post-revolution and especially 20th century catholic philosophy is some of the least tapped shit with the most potential in the history of western thought
jesuit studies is huge right now but still everyone is ignoring all these 20th century catholic conservatives
Why do so many people misunderstand her? I don't subscribe to her philosophy but anyone I've ever met who has hated her has never actually understood what she's said. This seems to be the case with Zizek too.
What version of the Bible is the best edition?
I was thinking maybe: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1565639774/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1449697798&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=interlinear+bible&dpPl=1&dpID=41nRw4bkE7L&ref=plSrch because it contains the Hebrew, Greek and (the most accurate) English translations.
But at the same time the KJV is apparently the most beautiful to read.
And the Good News version I read as a kid had this cool summary at the beginning of each book giving a run down of its history and what it's about and...
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If reading is not about the plot, the morale, the things you learn as in the outlook on life it gives you, or the likeable characters, then
what is it really about ?
if you seriously want to answer this question, bad things will happen to you.
>whatever the social effects of talk radio or the partisan agendas of certain hosts, it is a fallacy that political talk radio is motivated by ideology. It is not. Political talk radio is a business, and it is motivated by revenue. —DFW, "Host"
Has our Meme Supreme surpassed ideology itself?
What makes a short story a short story?
Greetings from a college freshman far away from home.
I'm homesick and mostly lifesick and have a conservative lifestyle. I find it overwhelming to incorporate change, and wallow in nostalgia all day long.
Any good books
and/or adviceconcerning this topic are appreciated.
I want something I can relate to on a most personal level, and increase my self-confidence. I want to look forward to the future, not hide from it.
I am a monoglot Ameriburger.
If I learn German and Latin, will I become a patrician?
Stop caring about this patrician/pleb dichotomy meme. Learn things you care about. If you have a love for Latin/German literature and German culture/people/history/etc., then go ahead.
The "pleb" thing is just to push off pseuds who think they're smart and educated when in actuality they're very ignorant and their opinions on subjects are worthless.
Motivating yourself to learn something solely because of how other people will perceive it is spooked as fuck and is pretty pleb regardless.
Does anyone know of any awesome Icelandic writers? What is must reads of modern Icelandic lit?
Icelandbros please enlighten me. Which Icelandic author would you like to hang out with and why?
Tell me everything.
Why is "Call Me Ishmael" considered one of, if not the greatest opening lines in literary history?
C.H. Brewitt-Taylor's 1959 Translation of "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" starts with "Empires wax and wane; states cleave asunder and coalesce."
Moss Roberts' 2000 translation of the same starts with "The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide.
Which is more /lit/? I prefer the first.
Because everyone can reference it and pretend to have read the book.