What have you done today to increase utility?
> understand Heidegger perfectly
> Struggle to read Sartre
> I think I finally understand...
> "Wait, that can't be what Sartre means, because that's fucking retarded!"
Into the trash french existentialism goes. I'm glad Heidegger called them out on their bullshit.
“Imprisoning philosophy within the professionalizations and specializations of an institutionalized curriculum, after the manner of our contemporary European and North American culture, is arguably a good deal more effective in neutralizing its effects than either religious censorship or political terror.”
No, it sounds like he's saying that making philosophy the property of academia has stifled its growth and impact.
So the solution maybe is to infuse it with less unnecessary jargon and overly abstract ideas, I guess?
What does /lit/ think about this?
the book fuckin sucked, anon. go read Oblomov.
confederacy of dunces was posthumously awarded after the mum begged publishers to even give it a second glance, and was likely only given that honor due to neckbeard suicide.
for the love of humanity, don't support this book and what it means.
I thought it was stunningly unfunny for how much praise people gave it.
I literally thought I maybe got the wrong Confederacy of Dunces, like there must be some other book by the same name that's way better, but no.
The kind of people who laugh at this book laugh at farts and stuff like that.
They like the kind of jokes where the punchline is that a guy is stupid or looks stupid or says or does something stupid. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
Hi /lit/, is there any books like dark souls?
Deep lore, interconnected worlds, great character progression.
What does lit think of postmodernism?
What is the best place to live in and practice the artistic/literary lifestyle without ending up homeless?
A man's ego is his one true weakness
Do you consciously find yourself unable to genuinely take up a cause? To be unwilling to declare a fixed idea as 'the right way' because you're not convinced such a thing exists.
Is this that apathetic bourgeoisie attitude that revolutionaries hate?
ITT: we come up with pen names
I've never read any literature that could be classified as Romanticism but I'm very interested in the movement, where's a good, moving place to start? I want to swoon at lush descriptions
epic regurgitation man you got anything more specific and maybe an explanation of why it's romantic or led to romanticism or better yet a book from the actual period of romanticism you meme fuck
Keats, Wordsworth and Coleridge if you want poetry.
If you're into prose i'd say Mary Shelley, Poe (short stories) or the bronthë sisters.
These are decent starting points I guess, if you're really inexperienced with the romantic movement you can also start with Byron.
In Christianity, is Earth considered a punishment or a gift?
I asked this on /his/ but even before it began the discussion got tripped up on unimportant details, like whether Eden is meant to be located on Earth or not, what 'gift' means, etc.
I was wondering if /lit/ could shed some light on the answer, although I can't think of a way to rephrase my question without running into other difficulties.
Specifically though, the chasm I'm hoping to bridge is this, Genesis 3:17-19...
>And to the man he said,
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Barring what the Bible says (few "religious" people bother to read it) most Christians seem to operate from the perspective that this life on this earth is a trying ground where the object is to do the most amount of good possible so you can score enough points to have a kick-ass "life" beyond it, after you're dead.
It's questionable if anyone actually believes it, especially since you can theoretically accept Jesus at the last minute and all is forgiven. (Including the Bible, there's some evidence the goal is to go astray and then come back, as this seems to be far more notable and admirable than just always adhering to a good, modest life—such as with fables like the Prodigal Son).
Christianity is basically 'Stockholm Syndrome for Skydaddy' so even though, as you say, the cursed world of strife is unambiguously a punishment, it is viewed as a gift, as is human life. That's why suicide is one of the worst sins possible- even if the life you have is wretched, it is a rejection of the entire world, a rejection of the gift of Gods infinite love manifested through the world and the life that is 2deep for humans to understand and as such must be accepted as good 'on faith'...
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Before I left the church, my final position on the matter is that God made the earth, after the fall, to be livable and beautiful but not perfect. Pain and suffering are inevitable in such a world. Jesus, however, offers a way to live well and reconnect with a glimpse of the perfection that once was through connection with God and each other in a spirit of sincere loving kindness and cultivation of emotional resilience given freely as a gift from God.
Unfortunately, most Christians don't actually believe that Christianity is anything special and treat Earth like something to simply be endured and only give lip service to the idea that God can help make them better people.
Post yours. Let's see what kind of people are attracted to literature.
>Research suggests that the same five-factor structure of personality can be found in multiple other countries, based on a translated version of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. Over the past decade, studies on the validity of the Five-Factor Model using translations of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory have found broad support across many different studies and in many different countries; in earlier studies, Extraversion and Neuroticism were reported as stable personality scales across several cultures, including German, Dutch, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino samples
>Further research found support for the entire Five-Factor Model in Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Hungarian, German, Australian, South African, Canadian, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese, Israeli, Korean, Japanese, and Filipino samples, in addition to other samples. Across multiple studies, factor analyses of translations of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory in languages from different language families consistently load on five factors that largely correspond to the Big Five personality traits. Additionally, the Big Five traits have been found in the personality ratings of observers in over 50 cultures, indicating that the previous findings were not dependent merely on ratings of the self. Overall, this body of work has established the validity of the Five-Factor model cross-culturally, potentially providing evidence for the Five-Factor Model as a universal taxonomy of personality structure
lmao, Jefferson is more /lit/ than any of you
>Jefferson’s constant purchasing of books also seems to have been a detriment to his finances and probably played some part in his bankruptcy at the time of his death.
Is science fiction the genre for man-children?