Why is existentialism so gloomy? I'm taking a course on the subject and all the notable existentialists seemed not to live a "happy" life, including the father of existentialism. He even made his Christian life seem depressing even though it was his "passion". Camus seemed to be the most "human" and even he despised being labeled an existentialist.
Only modes of thinking that can give you real happiness are strict practice of a real religion, esoteric practice of a real religion, and pure egoism. Christianity is a bastardized, diluted religion so Kierkegaard never had a chance.
>87 years old
>Still conducts lectures
I think hell be fine
>91 years old
>still writing the best shit since Joyce
I think hell be fine.
Hello would you like to help me with something big and hard? I'm creating a universe and I can't do it alone. There will be plenty of spelling errors and really shit grammar! If you would like to help me just let me know.
If I cherish you because I hold you dear, because in you my heart finds nourishment, my need satisfaction, then it is not done for the sake of a higher essence, whose hallowed body you are, not on account of my beholding in you a ghost, i.e. an appearing spirit, but from egoistic pleasure; you yourself with your essence are valuable to me, for your essence is not a higher one, is not higher and more general than you, is unique like you yourself, because it is you.
>see book i want to read in a language i can't read
>take out the only translation in my library
>find a pdf online of a different translation
>research on different translations, find one that is said to be fantastic by people who's opinion I respect
>find pdf online purporting to be this translation
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Anybody else love Kafka on the Shore?
Is he the new jesus?
How well conceived is the Barnes and Noble Classics edition of the Iliad? What kind of reader is it tailored for?
I want a name for a fictional carbonated drink.
COULD ANYONE TELL ME WHAT ARE ALL THE ALLEGED SOURCES FOR HERACLITUS’ “FRAGMENTS” OF “ON NATURE”?
WHAT OTHER ALLEGED SOURCES FOR HERACLITUS’ LIFE ARE THERE IN EXISTENCE, BESIDE “LIVES AND OPINIONS OF EMINENT PHILOSOPHERS” BY DIOGENES LAËRTIUS?
I'd say but I'm with the lads. Just don't trust the penguin edition as it mistranslates and is shit. Try to find a copy of the Oxford First Philosophers or LOEB as they will give sources using proper numbering and use good translations unlike Penguin.
P.S I am slightly drunk so my post may be sloppy in quality.
Is it correct to start a statement with "when"?
When I arrived at the house he didn't even say hello to me.
>When I arrived at the house, he didn't even say hello to me.
that'll be 5 btc thank you in advance
No, it should be "What I arrived at the house he didn't even say hello to me." Since house is an object, you use "what" instead of when. If you had used a time like this, "When I arrived at 10:30," then it would be appropriate, but with your sentence you must use "what."
Just finished Bartleby the Scrivener, a great comfy read.
Name your top ten novels and other anons give recs
1. The Recognitions by William Gaddis
2. Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
3. The Tunnel by William H. Gass
4. Death on Installment Plan by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6. A Portait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
7. The World as Will and Representation by Arthur Schopenhauer
8. Thus Spoke Zarathusta by Friedrich Nietzsche
9. J R by William Gaddis
10. Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
1) Gravity's Rainbow
5)The Pale King
9)studies in pessimism
(havent finished moby dick yet but it would probably go between blood meridian and lolita, sorry Tao)
I start this today, now im in the chapter two and i have question: ¿Is recomendable to read something before continue reading or i can enjoy the book without read any information before?