What is the nature of the unobserved world? In what way does it exist?
So what I mean is does it exist in some physical form? Or perhaps it just exists as a sort of function of language ('the engine under the hood' relates to discourse, right?)? Or does it exists as a sort of expectation of one thinks they will experience (such as the expectation of seeing a cup when you open the cupboard)? Or it just doesn't exist at all (what forest?!)?
The unobserved world is things like the forest when nobody is around. What exist in cupboards, beyond walls,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>667393 The original sin comes from the inevitable limits of our existance. We can only live through killing other organisms, our life is technically one big killing frenzy. Just think, how many lives did it take just so you are able to shitpost of 4chan? Billions? Trillions? We are not spotless beings, that's what the original sin means.
cultural limitations China only tried to conquer similar cultures that is they have already accepted chinese culture in bureaucracy (koreans vietnamese etc) beyond that they never tried and never thought they needed to as long as they paid proper tribute
>I don't really see why they could not have achieved this given their population, superiority to everyone within the region and their maritime prowess.
Because throughout most of Chinese history, you've seen what are basically colonization efforts in what we think of as china today. I mean, look at it, geographically, China is fucking huge. And the Han people really only originally were a group around the Yellow River. It took ages and ages to really sinoify (is that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Why is the African slave trade, the Holocaust, and other genocides such as the Native Americans always discussed with multiple films and books produced about it, but I never was taught about the Barbary Slave trade until I came across an article about it on my own?
In 1785 when Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli's envoy, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman, they asked him what right he had to take slaves in this way. He replied that the "right" was "founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
But yeah, Barbary Slave Trade. Why do you think we started going to Africa in the first place? African slave trade only started because the portuguese needed slaves for their colonies, and had military bases in Africa which were established because of the berbers in the first place.
Trade Unionism to the extreme, the entire country is managed by experts arranged into councils, syndicates, communes, or whatever they may be called, the workers know their own industries best, so they will be able to manage them best is the core concept, that things will both be more representative and efficient, with all the industries coming together in a rather functionalist way, its the lovechild of the socialist state and the corporate state
>>666382 This, it's a key element in fascism, especially Italian fascism. A popular form of syndicalism is anarcho-syndicalism, where the worker's councils are organized completely democratically and run without a state. The only place where this has really been tried was Catalonia and Aragón during the Spanish Civil War.
Consciousness cannot be defined nor described because it does not have the properties and limitations of a sensorily perceived object . It is not possible to describe what consciousness is. All confusion in philosophy and religion is due one adopting the interpretation of another, forgetting the interpretation of another, forgetting that every experience of the indefinable and indescribable cannot be conveyed by the spoken and written word.
The fact that the forms of religion and philosophy are only interpretations tends to be forgotten; the maintenance, propagation and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
For it is not until a man begins to observe his own experience, free from indiscriminately acquired assumptions, that he can realize what is undeniable.
Words lead the mind into ignorance; they also have the power to demonstrate that ignorance. The mins led out of ingnorance dis-covers Truth. In beggining was the Word. The Truth is before the beginning that which speaks the word in the first place.
Ultimately, a person can only discover what is undeniable through observation of his own experience, each person's experience telling him precisely what he needs... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've thought linguistics is really interesting for a long time. I know some basic concepts and I've taken foreign language classes before but I kind of want to dive deeper. I got a book on it once as a gift but it was super dry and way over my head. Does anyone have suggestions for how start learning about it? pic unrelated
>>666042 "The Mother Tongue" by Bill Bryson isn't exactly a linguistics book, but it introduces a lot of the basic concepts without getting technical. It's by no means even a real linguistics book, but it is a very entertaining and not-dry read.
Be warned, though. "Pure" linguistics isn't super history-based. It has a lot to do with biology, psychology, and sociology, as well as an analytical view of language itself.
If you're looking for a textbook, "Language Files",... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>667295 >"The Mother Tongue" by Bill Bryson isn't exactly a linguistics book, but it introduces a lot of the basic concepts without getting technical. It's by no means even a real linguistics book, but it is a very entertaining and not-dry read. thanks >Be warned, though. "Pure" linguistics isn't super history-based. It has a lot to do with biology, psychology, and sociology, as well as an analytical view of language itself. I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Why did the Soviet Union only offer token help to Loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War? Why was the response of the Soviets so different to that of the Nazi's? Why were the democratic governments so passive?
>>665854 Because placating the French and British states were of greater importance in Soviet geopolitics due to the United Front / Socialism in One Country line.
Supporting the Spanish republic would have supported the Trotsky line rather than the Stalin line and resulted in party divisions during a period when they were clinging onto the 2nd 5 year plan by the skin of their teeth and already liquidating the party in purges.
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