What are the books you will take when you go away re-make your shattered life?
I took wittgenstein's secret war diaries.
Afternoon all. I want to start reading philosophy and some political science too, name 10 of the most essential books for starting off
There's too much philosophy to cover in only 10 books, tbqh. It's a very extensive and challenging discipline, "intro to X" books will give you a peek at 1/3 and very superficially, at best. What about it interests you, particularly? If you have a narrow set of questions and inquiries it will be easier to give recommendations.
To be honest im not really sure what interests me the most. Definitely Western anyway. Ive read The Prince and Leviathan which i enjoyed. Any books that you would recommend?Id also like to pick up 2 or 3 from the Greeks
If you're into the basis of morality, try Aristotle's "Nicomachean ethics". It's very is lucid and easily digestible. Hume chases him nicely, and from there you might appreciate Schoppy and Nietzsche.
If Aristotle was too down-to-earth for you go back to Plato's route and follow the that to Aquinas. Personally, I think Aristotle is good enough.
Why did people keep writing books after this was published ? I mean, what was even the point after Céline had officially ended literature ?
I liked The Voyage of the Beagle.
Any non-fiction that I could also like ?
Redpill me on contemporary "authors".
>so disgustingly raw you'll come back questioning your sexuality
Is dialetheism the endgame of manliness?
Why has /lit/ become a wasteland of immature, insecure, pathetic, insufferable, cunts? /lit/ used to be a serious board with honest discussion of literature. Now we have "irony" threads which contribute nothing to actual discussion of literature. These memes have killed /lit/. This board might as well be a subreddit. The only things separating /lit/ and 4chan is upvoting. People need to seriously consider what they post, this board should be for the intellectual. I know that sounds pretentious, but it's true. All of us here know the beauty of reading and writing....
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nobody is going to continue reading after that first sentence
Good evening guys, I don't generally post here, Mainly browse. I was hoping you wouldn't mind taking some time out to sus the first page of my novella 'Tenebris'. Ive been asked to finish my novella by august 28th by my publisher. My book itself is sort of a scifi approach on capitalism etc... The following is unedited and thrown together but Id like some comments on general structure.
The novella is about a girl stuck in pergatory which happens to be on a moon orbiting the planet 'Eris' Which is considered heaven, and her mission it to reach eris before Dysomnias core (the moon they live on) is made unstable and the planet destoryed due to 'GOD' whos name is heyzues, Mined the planet of its core which is a rare metal necassery for hypertravel etc..
Let me know!
It wont let me tinylink so ill post in comment
'GOD' Or 'Heyzues' hes named in the book is infact a corporate dictator who hides under the guise of his genetic abilitys (which others believe make him a god)
The book focuses on Natt and the Relationship and wars between Capitalist Dysnomia and socialist/dictatorship driven Eris
STILL HAVE A MONTH TO FINISH, THROW IN ANY TWISTS, PLOT IDEAS, ETC
Its not a big read, Just need to know if i should keep growing or scap names or any ideas to throw in? Its a tinyURL
last bit is
also dude ive got permission as they havent finalized my contract yet and it doesn't stipulate digital, + im from aus and posting in US and my contract is VOID international as of yet
Could someone give me a summary of the Iliad but in like...ebonics/nigga speak?
You need a legitimate black person in order for the ebonics to sound good. I have never met one of my fellow whites with the understanding of the myriad subtleties and constant refinements enabling them to truly speak with the great ebonistic tongue.
Valium is no good because you forget what happened in the book when you wake up the next day
Opiates are ok, similar problem to valium
Cannabis is great for non-fiction, love learning about things while stoned
What's /lit's favourite reading drugs? Any I should know about? And how does it enhance or hinder your enjoyment of a text?
>mfw stirnerfags don't realise the self is the biggest spook of all
>do English literature degree at Oxford
>Become infamous for saying that you're sick and tired of experts
Does this guy remind you of another bunch of science haters?
tfw Boris the classicist will never be our PM
Can anyone recommend me depressive Spanish literature?
I want to be completely stoic come September. How can I do this