I. Is there a flowchart for Hobbes's books?
II. What is his best book?
III. Does he eliminate the need for Wittgenstein, since he predates him & presents the ideas more clearly?
IV. Would you count him as the best materialist philosopher?
V. Did anyone add anything worthwhile to his extensive delineation of human nature?
Also, general discussion.
*writes in diary*
Are you also a big fan of exortenstiolism, OP?
What does Hobbes and Wittgenstein have in common. I remember he speaks briefly about language and logic in the beginning of leviathan but it didn't resemble anything I had read of Wittgenstein.
Please recommend me books based on my taste in music
What are some great self-improvement books that help set you on the right path.
Where should I start with Sartre, /lit/? What is absolutely essential?
I bought the entire collect for $100 at a second hand shop.
If I read this set, will I be no longer a pleb?
Is Chuck Buck the Modest Mouse of literature?
What's wrong with to kill a mockingbird? I have read it and I thought it has a lot of value, how come almost everyone hates it here? BTW I did check wiki and archive before asking. Pic unrelated.
Currently reading Lord Foul's Bane by the suggestion of my father. So far it is quite an interesting book, who else here has read it?
Where do you guys read book reviews/criticism ?
This is mine (along with The Hobbit).
No joke. I work as a YA librarian but never read YA books. Recommend me something that isn'y dystopia bullshit or shit geared towards teen girls. No manga shit either.
I'm a male.
PS shut the fuck up in the library
What is theme?
I've been trying to find the answer to this but there doesn't seem to be any agreement.
Some sources say theme should be able to be summed up in one or two words (love, war, power, betrayal).
Others say that's not enough and you need to provide a statement ("War is an honourable human tradition", "Challenges provides opportunity for growth" etc.)
What's the answer?
A theme is simply an underlying idea, principle, or concept present throughout a work, and can be stated in as many words as necessary. In other words, it doesn't matter how many words are used to describe it--all that matters is how well it is described; so if it can be summed up in a couple words, perfect, fine, whatever, who cares; and if it needs a sentence long description, so be it.
An easily summarizable idea that is consistent throughout the work and can be taken as argued by the work you read.
Example : Love conquers all.
For a work to posses that theme, the events in the work should test said idea and confirm said idea.
A theme should not be contradicted by the events being told or the narrative being told.
Disagree. I think of it more as a thesis/hypothesis.
Does love conquer all?
Then the text either demonstrates a yes, a no, or a maybe. Contradiction is the mark of a thoughtful author.
Today I heard a self proclaimed feminist with blue hair in class quoting Stirner and Nietzsche in a discussion on moral intervention, only she was quoting them in the context of the need for social justice.
I have a transcript I scribed while I was sitting there. Shall I post it?
I'm learning Spanish for my career but I have little interest in the language. I really want to learn German as there are many German works I would love to read in their original tongue. I was considering learning both in unison but fear it would be to difficult/confusing. Anyone have any experience with this?