Who's your favorite author with 15+ books?
Does too much quantity weaken the quality?
>yfw Whitman BTFO'd STEMfags all the way back in 1855
When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
Questions that don't deserve their own thread thread
ITT: God-tier short story collections. Single author.
new delillo is out soon, anyone planning on reading it?
What will be the name of the book you're currently writing?
Thoughts on Slavoj Zizek?
I generally think he knows what he's talking about. Says questionable things for various reasons. I think he knows his Hegel, Lacan, Marx, Freud, Foucault, Deleuze, and Derrida better than probably anyone reading here. Where he stands and creates his own position between them in debatable. His chapters in this book are pretty good, especially "Da Capo senza Fine" (I also quite like Butler's response as well). A lot of shit gets talked about him but he's a worthy philosopher.
I've tried Buddhism and decided it sucks.
Which philosophy is anti-Buddhism?
DMT and Soul of Prophecy has a section about the author's change from Mahayana Buddhism to Judaism. He more or less says that his monastery advocated for the worship of idols, past bodhisattvas, says he wanted to study the source, pray to the source instead.
Now turning your back on two decades of philosophical thought and practice doesn't just come out of the blue. He was also disappointed by his findings during his dmt experiments back in the early 90's. Said he expected to find something akin to nirvana but found that the Jewish bible and their prophets...
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>3000 word essay on the influence of Christianity on the fall of Communism due tomorrow
kill me por favor
that's a stupid assignment since christianity and communism are the same thing (communism with a different metaphysics of course) while Islam and Judaism had more role in undermining it, but what really happened was communism became its opposite in display of dialectics, baby!
Are there any polyglots here on lit? I speak five languages and I'm not bragging about, I'd just like to know any experiences and techniques which helped you improve your knowledge or comprehension in this domain. Also which languages do you speak?
Just finished this amazing book. Any similar recommendations? Also, Stoner general
>doesn't get stoned even once
What does /lit/ think of Terence McKenna?
Write an original, terrible opening line. The worst you can possibly come up with.
Hello /lit/, I'm visiting from /mu/ today!
I'm planning on studying philosophy next semester, but I'm not an avid reader. Will this be problematic? Should I read anything in advance to better be prepared? I'm studying the subject only because I've always been very intrigued by philosophical discussions. Is this dumb? Will I walk into something I'll hate. Please help, I might be moving away for this in only a few months.
why do so many /mu/ pseuds board hop to /lit/?
Philosophy is more than just "thinkin bout life", it's about logic and systems of thought and you have to interact with texts in a far different way than you're used to. Though I imagine you're taking a piss easy intro course anyway in which either they'll guide you into the way you should be reading philosophy, or they'll just spoonfeed you reductive highlights from it. Just do what you should be doing anyway, if you're having trouble talk to the professor.
It won't be a problem as long as you become an avid reader and have the capability and passion to be one. Research some philosophers and read them. Also don't be intimidated by the kids at school who come in with prior knowledge, befriend them if they're legit, but usually they'll be some pretentious fag. You won't know the difference at first but it will become very clear soon after.
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
You have one lengthy paragraph to comment on this statement, good luck /lit/.
[claim that OP is in highschool and that this isn't a homework board]