How did Plato use the immortality of the soul in order to ground scientific knowledge?
In your answer, you can relate among other things to Plato's Theory of Ideas, the divided line allegory and any other aspect of his philosophy that you consider relevant to this question.
I absolutely loved pic related. Could you guys recommend other books like it?
Maybe Diary of Witold Gombrowicz. I mean the public diary which was intentionally released. Haven't read his personal diary (Kronos or what it is called).
But keep in mind that it will be different.
What quote or part in a book makes you tear up every time you read it?
For me it's the last paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities
What is a good book for getting into plays/drama? I've looked at the wiki and it lists a bunch of plays/writers but how do I know where to start? I think some intricacies of the form will be lost if I just start reading great writers without prior knowledge.
Is Aristotle's poetics a good place to start? Any critics or textbooks worth reading?
btw although I've never read a lot of plays I've studied Strindberg, Edward Albee and Jean Genet for school/uni and they were all pretty cool. I like Chekhov's stories too so I'll probably look into his plays.
Not trying to further the Greek meme, but I actually read 3-4 books on screenwriting a few years back because I was writing a film and every book mentioned Aristotle's Poetics as a great writing/ literary tool. Mind you, the books I was reading were targeted at film school faggots who think shit like the film Gravity is considered "art", and Aristotle makes a lot of simple and obvious observations, but later when I read Shakespeare and Sophocles I could see a lot of Aristotle's ideas of playwriting form/sense of drama present in the works.
Fair point, but although I might enjoy watching a play I want to learn more about the craft. Also I wouldn't know what play to see, all the people I know involved in theatre at my uni do either Shakespeare or meme plays other upper class kids in our city have written for their hip friends to perform.
Is there a word for nostalgia, wistfulness or yearning for something never personally experienced? If not natively to English but a loanword, it seems a common enough experience that there would be.
What are some good books for someone ages 5 - 12 to read that will guide them in life?
Is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius good for this purpose?
I read this and I thought of /lit/:
>A woman allegedly held captive in a commune for 30 years was inspired to escape by the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books, a court was told.
>She was beaten and threatened by her Maoist cult father but fought back against his control after reading the books, jurors heard.
>Aravindan Balakrishnan, 75, let her read the novels because he identified with the characters, it was claimed.
>He denies cruelty to a...
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If Christmas is celebrated in the Harry Potter universe, this means Christ must have existed as well. Does this mean Jesus Christ was actually just an ancient wizard (a mudblood maybe?), who went around performing magic in front of muggles? Did he use magic to stage his own death, and was Judas in on it and he split the 30 silver pieces with Jesus after he "died" and was "resurrected?"
Hogwarts doesn't have a chapel or anything of the like, Christmas is the only Christian holiday they celebrate. If Jesus had existed and simply been a wizard, wizards wouldn't find anything he did miraculous. Given that many non-Christians celebrate Christmas just for the hell of it, we can assume the wizards are doing the same.
There was plenty of hogwarts we didn't see, so it's still possible that there was a chapel. Or what if wizards don't revere him as the son of God, but instead as the first wizard, or the first publicly accepted wizard, or something along those lines. But to the rest of the world they appear to be worshiping him just as they do
>What I expected: A Chilean Pynchon wannabe
>What I got: A bunch of teenage sex scenes.
What does /lit/ think?
Who /superfluousman/ here?
>tfw living in my car
>tfw spending 10 hours a day at the local library
>tfw enough money to allow me to continue this lifestyle for at least another two years
>go to university for MA
>no financial aid for MAs
>live in a different men's shelter every night
>eat at soup kitchens and churches
>sell cocaine to pay tuition
>store all my shit in a storage locker for next to nothing
>write papers while riding subway/bus back and forth across town, with big duffelbag full...
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I leave for a 28 hour drive in a few days and I think this is the best place to ask for any God Tier fiction audio books, bonus for fantasy, sci fi or horror
What are some good books in defense of policing, that give a history of policing, or that have as the protagonist a police officer. Thanks.
Which text does the story of Perseus and Medusa come from?
>you will never be cellini presenting a bronze statue of medusa and perseus in the piazza della signoria while duke cosimo watches
"Brevity is the soul of wit" - William Shakespeare
Prove you're a patrician by summarizing this great American novel in 10 sentences or less. That is, if you even understood the book.