Just got diagnosed with bipolar depression.
What are some books to cheer me up, or books that talk about or have characters with bipolar depression.
Help me understand this part of the Tractatus: 4.1212
Don't know what it is in english, loose translation: What can be pointed, cannot be said
I'm no good at translating, but here we go:
4 Thoughts are meaningful sentences
4.1 Sentences portray ruling or non-ruling in private situations
4.12 Sentences can portray the whole truth, but not what they must have in common with reality in order to show - their logical form.
To show a logical form, we should be able to seat ourselves outside logic, a.k.a. outside the world.
4.121 Sentences cannot show a logica form - it is projected from sentences.
What is projected from language, cannot...
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I just realized that two of my favorite novels, Mother Night and The Postman, are very similar.
A man pretends to be something that he's not, but since his actions effect other people and intentions don't matter, they become defined by what they pretended to be, not who they were on the inside
Are there any other books like that?
>he kicked him in the face
So is Cormac McCarthy just a hack or is there a reasonable explanation for this? How does the kid kick a man in the face who is presumably taller and standing in front of him? Are we actually supposed to picture that he landed a jumping high kick on him?
My bad, I should have been more specific. This happens when when the kid and Toadvine first cross paths. The fight starts when the kid "kicks him in the face."
Only other explanation is pic related.
Is there a more manipulative shit in literature than Edmund from King Lear?
I thought the leader kid in the group of young boys from The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea was pretty bad, actually. He persuades his friends to
kill a kitten and to kill the sailorfrom what I remember, all the while expressing no sense of remorse.
Press F to pay respects.
>There hasn't been a great philosopher or writer in 100 years.
Is all hope truly lost? Has the internet and millennials literally destroyed ancient schools of thought and left us with hedonism sprinkled with nihilism? With nothing to strive for nor look forward to but a dumb pursuit of happiness? To build nothing and devote to nothing but temporary jobs and weekend get-togethers?
People who think the answer to life is happiness?
Is that all there really is to it?
Is there a book on the philosophy of criminals? The type that is a criminal by choice.
Let's talk about this guy over here. What are some of your favorite passages from the Phenomenology?
1. Favorite character in Harry Potter other than Harry, Ron, Hermione or Hagrid
2. Favorite location in Harry Potter (if it's in Hogwarts be specific as to which part)
3. Favorite scene / memory from Harry Potter
1. Bellatrix. I fapped to her. And Fleur, i fapped to her as well.
2. Prefects bathroom. its co-ed so i could fuck Fleur during fourth year there.
3. I used to masturbate a lot while reading. Lots of memories.
The Quidditch tournament.
When Harry tears Malfoy open I guess. I don't think back to much of it very fondly and the only thing I remember reading over several times is the flashback to Snape getting bullied.
I'm visiting a few cities across Europe soon and I'm looking for a good book to read while I'm there. I thought about The Canterbury Tales (since it's travel-related and I'll be in Canterbury a day or so) but it's English as heck and hence won't work once I'm out of the UK. Any suggestions?
Any book will do, y'know. As long as it entertains you... Just pick up anything that you find interesting but isn't too heavy to read. If you are travelling, you'll only read while resting so keep that in mind.
I want to start reading more of Badiou, since I read his book on Saint Paul and quite enjoyed it. Marxism and theology is my thing and I know Badiou is not just a Platonist, but probably a closeted Christian as well. What else of his should I read?
any glaring omissions? anyone that can be cut? guidance on who comes after kierkegaard? after aristotle, which 1-2 books/writings are critical for each?
St. Thomas Aquinas
>skipping Epicurus, Cicero, Lucretius, Pseudo-Dionysus the Areopagite, Plotinus, Porphyry
Tbqh tho kid you could skip most. For a basic foundation, read a bit of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, and Kant (or read Schopenhauer, he teaches Kant decently)
yeah i had epicurus/lucretius and epictetus/aurelius, but really trying to winnow this down. you're saying bare bones could look like this?
Sorta, it's not bad
If I were you, I'd read Machiavelli before the other Early Moderns (because self-contained), add Bacon before Descartes, move Hobbes to before Descartes, move Hume to just after Descartes, and I would consider moving Berkeley AFTER Hume because it's easier to read representationalists before an Idealist and then the phenomenalist Kant. Maybe add Thomas Reid before Kant. Also Mill's epistemology goes after the Idealists, not before.
You're going to be reading a lot of stuff in a vacuum, the way you're going, which...
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After reading all the important names and ideas in philosophy, I thought I understood everything in philosophy, reality etc.
Until I read about Non-Philosophy.
Which just demolished all of philosophy to pieces, including Wittgenstein.
>All forms of philosophy are structured around a prior decision, and remain constitutively blind to this decision.
Are there any books that actually reflect modern life? Preferably written recently.
>reflect modern life
in what way? in a literal one where people talk about current problems and use all kinds of gadgets and online services, etc.? or something that describes the weird atmosphere we live in?