Honest opinion: Are audiobooks superior to print? Can a person retain the same information from hearing the words as they would reading?
But he shouldn't be divulged nor widely read, and here is why.
I was listening to the fifth chapter of the Gay Science, entitled "We the fearless ones", in which Nietzsche discusses the problem of truth.
He concludes that truth can be just as valuable as falsehood, that both have "equal rights", so to speak. What really matters is what is more useful to life, and this both can be. The will to truth, or the conviction that truth is always better than falsehood, is merely...
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>But he shouldn't be divulged nor widely read, and here is why.
He himself said that only the elite would truly comprehend his message.
So he declared himself to be elitist, that's why the Marx-Engels writings were criticized in some of his works.
>This knowledge, however, this wisdom, that truth is not always preferable to falsehood, should be kept away and hidden from the masses.
While I agree, you did just very clearly outline all of this on a public imageboard... not really following your own words there are you?
Just read The Catcher in the Rye.
I didn't like it, but neither did I hate it. I just got the feeling that Holden was his own times teenage edgelord, typically complaining about everything he could.
I think that it may have been a good book at the time of its writing, but that you can't gain anything from it reading in today.
Thoughts about the book?
>. I just got the feeling that Holden was his own times teenage edgelord
That is the point, though.
The book perfectly captures the post-war life of a parentless (not really since his parents are alive, but they are absent nonetheless), misguided, tormented by death kid who can't let go of his childhood.
Read it again.
Contrarian pleb, please go.
Now that you point that out, I can see the point.
Still, none of us, who have been raised in 1st world countries, can really see through Holden's eyes. The book has lived its course, and you cant really gain anything but historical value from it. I really don't understand those people ho say it was the most important book they have ever read.
How is it?
its ok but sort of a meme around here
i can get why some people would like it, but the only reason /lit/ posters like it is is because it's SUPER GORY DUUUDE and everyone who has just come from /tv/ or /v/ wants to read something simple they can understand while being entertained by violence
imo suttree is better
post authors that you agree with politically
looking for outdoorsy stuff, man against elements etc m-muh manly things
so far i've read into le wild and thinking about reading krakauers other books, as well as jack london
Ok lit, name your top two favorite authors and your top two favorite composers, now
Pleb here. Never read a single philosophy book in my life. I want to read the Greeks, but I'm afraid just jumping into The Republic will discourage me. How do I into philosophy, /lit/?
Serious series of questions.
1. How old are you?
2. What is the highest degree of education you have achieved/are striving to achieve?
3. Are you happy?
4. What is that one book you've been trying to finish for far too long now?
I'll answer myself after a few other responses.
>Depends. Sometimes, yes, with glorious peaks. Other time's I'm suicidal.
>Myth of Sisyphus (I keep jumping around, and this is sitting on the nightstand, crumpled and half-finished).
I want to write the next great American YA series
It's called The Powerless
Every single person on earth developed some kind of super power X years ago.
Our hero,17 year old David Dominick, is the only person on earth with no power.
I have a loose idea of where the story goes but i feel like im missing something, a secret sauce that makes this series epic
Im looking for suggestions, what could i put in this book that really makes it soar?
Do people learn Classical Chinese without ever intending to learn modern Chinese like we currently do with Greek? If so, how does one go about it? I know my university doesn't teach it.
No. Even Chinglers can't read Classical Chinese, really. There was a good thread recently on this. Some guy fluent in bus-shitter came and gave the inside scoop on Chinese culture and the likelihood of your ever reading Classical texts.
Is there a more insane opening sentence than
"From a little after two o'clock until almost sundown of the long still hot weary dead September afternoon they sat in what Miss Coldfield still called the office because her father had called it that — a dim hot airless room with the blinds all closed and fastened for forty-three summers because when she was a girl someone had believed that light and moving air carried heat and that dark was always cooler, and which (as the sun shone fuller and fuller on that side of the house) became latticed with yellow slashes...
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Relativism or Absolutism? What school of philosophy do you subscribe to (if you subscribe to one)
neo scholastic myself
Relativist. Up until recently I was an existential nihilist. I'm looking for a better philosophy, but it has left me feeling very displaced.
Currently toying with Evola and Nietzsche.
>Wardine be cry.
What did he mean by this?
What's the deal with Freemasonry? Is it as crazy as some claim with kikes scheming, sacrificing, degeneracy, etc?
Or is it just a 'boring' club where they talk about philosophy and shit, kinda /lit/ but irl?
Anyone got an objective look a this matter?
They're powerful people who have a lot of wealth. So, they run everything.
Philosophically, most freemasonry deals with hermetic alchemy and other occult practices.
Crowley got bored with it cause it was weak-sauce.