Do you think he was onto something in regards to Western society?
I think violence is sort of a new past time in the US. Whenever there's some shooting or disaster people eat it up. The media couldn't be happier, the liberal left get to scream about reform and new laws, the right get to scream about their rights and get super defensive and in the cluster of it all the actual event and victims are forgotten.
>violence is sort of a new past time in the US
Violence has been on the decline in the US for decades. I personally think videogames as a release of aggression/zombifying factor are to "blame"
Is pic related any good?
I've read some plato and some aristotle, but I'm wondering if I've missed anything that could be pointed out by an actual scholar rather than my own interpretation.
What books, other than those written by the philosophers themselves, are good for explaining the views of a given philosopher?
Any will do, it doesn't have to be plato/aristotle
RE: the Herman book, it's not very good. It's a pop book, with a pop understanding of Plato and Aristotle, which uses a bunch of assumptions about the characters and lives of each that are really based more on modern assumptions than anything that's either attested or in the texts themselves. The worst is this dumb assumption that Plato dismisses experience, which is simply not true and which is brought up over and over again as a starting point for all inquiries in the dialogues, and this peculiar take...
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What's the last bit of fic you read?
I've never been this intrigued by the idea of a novel before. I can't stop thinking about JR and I haven't even read it yet. I don't even own it for that matter. I've been looking everywhere in Toronto and I can't seem to get it. so I've ordered it.
can anyone who's read it please give me their two cents on it. in detail please. I'm really excited to read this.
>I've been looking everywhere in Toronto and I can't seem to get it
tfw copped the last copy from Indigo
I haven't read a lot of it but it's almost entirely dialogue which can be followed if you're paying close attention. It gets really fun, actually, because Gaddis has a great ear for dialogue.
What's the literary equivalent to Migos?
memes or not?
I would change the N to an S on Socrates and the T to an F on both.
Socrates was more of a senser than an intuitive. Nietzsche was more of a feeler than a thinker. I would even consider changing Socrates from a T to an F.
I actually had a neuropsychologist tell me meyers-briggs tests are corporate-oriented bullshit just a couple days ago. He said something along the lines of "you can't call someone an asshole in the corporate world so you call them a 'judger' and not a thinker"
When it comes to foreign novels from an author do you like to stick with one particular translator or do you jump around to different ones?
There's a quote from this book that said something like "things that no one remember never existed". Anyone knows where this quote is located?
The other crit thread hasn't yet hit its bump limit but i know that once a crit thread reaches over 200 posts there rises this anxiety in us that no one will read our posts and will only check out the ones closer to the top or the posts with the most replies. This is true for me at-least.
Heres mine anyway. Its called Raping Her Heinrich.Edgy i know.
If your gonna crit, ignore the spelling, grammar and punctual errors because the application i use is traysh and it doesnt gimme the old red/green squiggeld line under wrong words or phrases
I suppose I'll repost this here.
Very early draft for the prologue of the novel I'm currently working on. It's fantasy genre fiction shite, and it's almost 6000 words, just a fair warning for those that wouldn't want to read something like that. let me know of any errors regarding spelling/grammar/awkward sentences/tense/syntax/whatever else. General impression will also be appreciated
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Post you top 3 Fantasy books \ series of all time.
YOU KNOW WHAT NO FUCK YOU
WHY DOES SCI FI ALWAYS HAVE TO BE WITH FANTASY!
I HATE SCI FI
ok i'm done
What are the tomes of stoicism? Meditations and what else?
What does /lit/ think of Anne Carson?
I've been thinking about brushing up on the classics (I didn't #swtg) and thought she'd be a nice bridge between the classical and contemporary eras.
Reading Autobiography of Red for the second time now, it's great, definately read it if you can - you can breeze through it in like five hours if you really want, but you'd be better off giving it time to grow on you, a few chapters a day.
Also if you're in the mood for something similar-but-not-really check out Thomas Meyer's translation of Beowulf, you can get the pdf for free on the publishing house (Punctum books) site.
What is the difference between "spook" and "pure ideology"?
What's the difference between "fuck" and "cunt"?
Both swears, yes, but of totally different meanings
why ask this bullshit? congratulations on noticing a very basic similarity, but you've managed to twist it into a stupid stupid question
What do you listen to while you read /lit/ ?
How important is it to a philosopher that he read Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius?
I feel like it will only tell me things that i have already thought myself.