For any anons who're in the tristate area looking for this masterpiece I saw a few at the strand today.
>the strand sucks to be honest
Anyway I love the strand, but I don't get to go to it that often which is probably why. I just ducked in really quickly while rushing to a date and lucked out.
If you had to write a 400 word SENTENCE with no grammatical errors, how would you do it?
Are there any books on Cultural Marxism? The further I go into researching it, the more dead ends I hit. Either that, or any information on it has been retconned by Wiki-fascists claiming that it's a conspiracy theory.
Maybe the reason you are having such difficulty is because it actually, in all earnest, really is just a bizarre conspiracy theory crafted by fringe lunatics on the internet as a scapegoat for everything they see as wrong with the contemporary sociopolitical ecosystem.
Just a guess.
What I find funny is that people who think Cultural Marxism is real point to theorists like Adorno as examples... despite the fact he was so elitist he thought jazz music was degenerate and that the radio was rotting the minds of his time with senseless entertainment.
No such thing as cultural Marxism. It's a boogieman that prevents conservatives from going back to the "good old days." Marxism proper is about only one thing: class as the primary factor determining historical outcome.
alguien tiene esto en formato digital?
What's her name, /lit/?
Where can I find the english version of the Complete Manual on Suicide?
Does /lit/ have any prolific writers who post? I'd like to hear from the ones who are actively turning out a lot of work.
Surprisingly, no. All the writers on here are trying to create the next masterwork of literature. You'd think some pissbottle prolific selfpublishing wizard space opera series writers would exist but nope
Am I too dumb to read Philosophy?
I had never read any before, but I found myself interested in 'The Myth of Sisyphus' by Camus, not really knowing what it would be like to read. I am struggling a lot.
Did I pick the wrong book for my level? Am I too dumb? For a complete beginner philosophy seems really overwhelming to get into. Do I really need to start right at the beginning with greeks?
I guess I would ask for a good book on absurdism for someone like me, but looking it up it seems like 'Sisyphus' is THE book.
philosophers build on each other. its as if you skipped to book 5 and had trouble understanding what was going on. however, the myth of sisyphus is special in that camus' reference of other philosophers is so shallow that you could easily read it with a guide.
Hey /lit/, how does Aristotle reconcile the idea of fate with his Nichomachean Ethics? The Nichomachean Ethics being practical philosophy. I ask because I was reading The Metaphysics of Morals and Kant tells us that to have practical philosophy we must have free will. The Greeks believed in the power of fate, which conflicts with free will. I just don't get how practical philosophy can exist if the fates control our actions, like the Greeks believed.
Ask me some questions about Nietzsche faggots. I've studied him for a long time, and I have to take my mind off something for a while.
Also, I've not read Nietzsche so this may be a foolish question, is the idea of the Ubermensch or Superman theoretical or does he believe it to be executable in life?
Additionally... What exactly is the Ubermensch.
No, the attention he gets increases chances of me getting hired in a couple years.Any self-respecting history of phil department needs a nietzschean, just like it needs a kant guy, an ancient guy, a modern analytic etc.
Why did he choose to bless us?
I loved Dubliners, but only enjoyed the first half of Portrait of the Artist.
Would I like Ulysses?
Can I get some reviews for the first chapter of my novel, Short Change? It's about a homeless, drunken dwarf who wins the Mega Millions lottery & has his life change almost overnight.
I'd value 4Chan opinions more than anywhere else frankly. I can take a hit if that's what's honest to you. It'll only make me stronger. Of course I do love compliments too :)
honestly i don't even know what to say.
what the fuck made you decide on a drunken midget millionaire? i tried to read it, but your sylistic eccentricities are very hit-and-miss, and i just can't get over the fact that it's about a drunk midget millionaire. you fucked up mayne.
Thanks for taking the time to read.
This project started as my ode to Bukowski before developing into something much different. But the formula is similar. You have the exploits of a no good drunk but beneath the surface is an exploration of nihilism, existentialism, the struggle of men to understand women, etc.
The first chapter is only about the life of a poor midget in the badlands. I ease the reader into the larger arc after several chapters of poverty & suffering. So of course judge the actual...
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Just awful, frankly. Every single attempt at humor falls flat. Your characters are stock characters, reacting in predictable ways to predictable situations. You don't do much to build sympathy for Jean (like blue jean (ugh)), and so far it mostly reads as "lol a drunk midget." I can't offer advice, except to say you should scrap this idea and forget you ever had it. At the very least, read A Confederacy of Dunces or something first if you want to see a HI-larious one-ridiculous-blunder-after-another comedy done right.
Also, I really hope you didn't pay for that cover.
I started getting interested in political philosophy late last year. I've always been interested in politics, but I never really got to the core of the arguments I was hearing and making.
In the last 3-4 months, I've read:
>Plato - Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Republic, Protagoras, Meno, Gorgias, and Laws (I like Plato's stuff a lot)
>Cicero - De Res Publica
>Machiavelli - Discourse on Livy, The Prince
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I just finished my novella and want to choose a pen name that sounds oppressed. I don't want to use an Asian one since publishers may be on the lookout after the whole Yi-Fen Chou ordeal.
What kind of name should I choose? I was thinking of either one of those wacky African names, or just something with a lot of accent marks.