Why are you so opposed the idea of lyrics and raps being included under the umbrella of "Literature"?
I would say that they fall under the umbrella of poetry, which falls under the umbrella of literature. So I'm not really opposed to it at all. What gave you the impression that I was?
Would it be okay for me to make threads on the different ethical theories that have shaped the world of philosophy over the years? Im trying to get that going on His but it aint happing :(
" This time on theories that are deontological i.e they basis the morality of an action on the inherent rightness or wrongness of an action.
>Murder is wrong because it is bad. can never justify it.
Talk about where it fails, where it succeed, better theories, is it even usable? The thread is open to any ethical theory btw." Is that allright...
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One thing I'll say about Kantian ethics is that it is held as much more extreme and untenable than it really is, and it is also much more 'flexible' than thought, because it demands the moral law and maximes to come from within. The categorical imperative does not tell you what to (not) do, it gives you a way of checking wether the rule you are following makes sense and is tenable.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry. I wanted to love this book so much. I tried so hard to get through it, I swear I did! But I'm on page 117 and I can't do it anymore. It's become such a burden.
It's the ramblings that make me hate it. There's so little action (is there even a plot?) and too much talking. And most of it's hot air. I don't care if the character is supposed to be talkative, noisy, and obnoxious. You can get those qualities across without spending 4 pages reciting their word-for-word spew about themselves.
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Just finished reading this and I need to talk about it.
What a ride!
This is best book I've ever read. Don't know why I didn't read it years ago since I've pretty much read almost all his major works. Maybe I was afraid to be let down... I feel so stupid now.
Anyway, many parts of this book blew me away, but first lets discuss why do you think K. was arrested?
I paid 6€ for the three books. Does it worth?
not really. faulkner in translation is missing the entire point and there's legitimately no reason to read darwin at all.
the middle book is fine, dublineers is translatable, can' say about woolf.
Is "starting with the greeks" the actual best introduction to literature and philosophy or is it just a meme? I've been lurking here a while and in the context i've seen it used it always looked a little tongue-in-cheek.
Where does /lit/ read?
Anywhere. I just sync everything on my tablet, phone and computer and read the same book at home, at work, at uni, waiting for the bus, taking the bus, and pretty much every time I'm waiting for something that will take more than 5 minutes. If I have a physical copy it's even better.
Also I really like that room, it's very Deus Ex-y
Either the couch or the armchair through the day, and I also read in bed every night.
Is Derrida's 'of grammatology' worth the read? I've seen it getting some hate on this board but is it really that bad?
How the HELL did this win a literary award? Did the bear have some hidden meaning I failed to understand?
I admit that Canada offers not much in the way of lit stuff but we at least gave the world David Cronenberg. His films are /lit/ as fuck. I have yet to read his actual book tho.
As for OP question I have no idea. As a joke gift I ordere Bear online for one of my friends. She said it was fuckin awful, at least it was short.
I remember feeling werid early this year tho cause I saw a bunch of copies of it in the front of a chapters. I guess people here are sick fucks.
What is /lit/'s opinion on G.W.F. Hegel's philosophy?
That's a peculiar view, I mean I could see how some pubescent prick could 'overcome' Stirner or nihilism or something, but Hegel isn't some meme philosopher to 'overcome' or grow out of. I don't claim to understand him yet, but I've read portions of Philosophy of History and History of Philosophy and Philosophy of Right, and there's a depth and systematic force there that I want to try to grasp.
I genuinely found this novel to be extremely inspiring and original. It really did take into account so much things that I had to be impressed.
Perhaps not /lit/-tier in narrative but what does the average /lit/izen think of Max Brooks?
I like his zombie books
world war z has some really good/interesting chapters (and some horrible ones)
the survival guide is great in some parts, I especially liked the last chapter with "real" zombie events
If Every Ocean Tells a Story
Can this Princess
Use her quippish finesse
For her and I to see
to the island of our love?
Celebrate our love
With such cupidity
Maps left for real territories
Our own island in the sun
Smellin the breeze
No need to freeze or be frozen
Love was always an open door
The ride of our love
to the shores of our wildest dreams
Is is a pretty powerful thing
HP Lovecraft has just taken your favorite book and rewritten it to his liking
Gravity's Rainbow is about a transcendental self-perpetuating system of violence with complexity and form beyond human comprehension fuelled by the ritualistic sacrifices of life by occult fanatics that speak to the dead.
.. Wait a minute....
Abie Poe rides down from the mountains and into Ukulore preaching the ancient knowledge of the Old Ones, swiftly converting the town and announcing Beth as a vessel.
Only Euchrid can see the horror unfolding both in the town and the valley itself.
They all die when Euchrid leads them into doghead.
I heard a rumor from a close friend of George R.R. Martin that the new book won't be released in time before the series because he was working on the prequel A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
How does this make you feel?
First time on this board. Looking for something to read.
I don't read much at all anymore, and was wondering if you guys could recommend some books to me that are addicting.
I remember in highschool I loved reading science fiction books and such.
Anything with suspense and that will keep me on my toes that you can recommend?
That or just any good books in general that are worth reading?