Hey /lit. I'm pretty new to philosophy, having just read Bryan Magee's The Story of Philosophy and the Greeks.. but I'm interested in reading and understanding Nietzsche. What else do you guys think I should read before reading Nietzsche so that I actually understand him? Thanks in advance for any help.
What am I in for /lit/?
If you're reading in Italian, you're in for one of the top four or five literary experiences of your life.
If you're reading in translation, you're wasting your time.
In either case, I would read Aquinas' Summa Theologica either before you read Dante or immediately afterwards. The Divine Comedy has been called "the Summa in verse".
Most people who have not studied the disciplines of pure mathematics, or brain surgery, or rocket science, will usually be quite reluctant to pronounce on any aspect of these disciplines, since they are completely ignorant of them.
Despite this, most people seem to have no problem pronouncing on philosophical issues, despite being totally ignorant of the discipline.
Why is this?
What does /lit/ think of the cover for Infinite Jest's twentieth anniversary edition?
How do you write?
I'm unable to write anything relatively long because every time I re-open the file of my story I realize it's shit and I have to re-write it. This goes for three or four days, until I realize there is no point and I will never write anything decent.
Should I edit only when it's finished?
do you live in the real world? How do you not know who that is? Thats natalie dorner you mong
In the Bible, was Jesus literally god i.e. god was fully on earth as Jesus, or were the 2 entities existing simultaneously?
Jesus is the Incarnation. As Jesus is/was the incarnation, he was the physical manifestation of the second person of the trinity, containing within himself both a fully divine and a fully human nature. Thus, yes, he was fully man, and fully God.
Sidenote: this is known as Hypostasis, it is one of the 'pillars' of Christianity. To not affirm hypostasis/the trinity is basically to not be a Christian, this doctrine was formulated at the council of Chalcedon and affirmed by most/all others.
But was god still outside of space and time sort of overseeing the events of Jesus on earth? Did gos in some way have to temporarily "abandon his throne" if you will, to incarnate himself and experience reality from the perspective of Jesus? Does that question make sense? The Trinity is highly confusing to me
Hey /lit/ I know this is odd but I'm interested in some books fiction or non-fiction about User Experience Design. Scratch that. Just Design(Architecture, Landscape, Urban etc etc... )
Thanks in advance.
What are in your opinion the best epistolary novels? I really liked Dracula and Collins' The Woman in White, but I'd love to read something more akin to a ship's log for example.
Someone please make this with dem books or authors.
come up with book titles that you would want to read
AAAHHH HEMMINGWAY HELP ME
Any chance of the cliffnotes on Blood Meridian?
Can any of you recommend me any good books? (Pref Fantasy or Drama). And is Harry Potter worth reading or is it shit?
Starting with the Greeks is a meme here.
I suggest you read the book Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. It is one of the best, if not the best, books of all time and I highly recommend it
Find a really shitty review of a book you like and post it. Other anons state how much you agree or disagree with the review.
>"Alternatively, some fans may find it tempting to argue “Well this media is a realistic portrayal of societies like X, Y, Z”. But when you say that sexism and racism and heterosexism and cissexism have to be in the narrative or the story won’t be realistic, what you are saying is that we humans literally cannot recognise ourselves without systemic prejudice, nor can we connect to characters who are not unrepentant...
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I don't think is person read the book.
Those books don't really shy away from talking about hygiene. It's not constant but that review makes it sound like there is nothing in there about how gross things are.
>In real life, people have to go to the bathroom. In movies and books, they don’t show that very much, because it’s boring and gross.
>there's literally an entire 300 page chapter describing daenerys taking a fat sloppy diarrhoea shit
This was a very weird book. It annoyed me how the perspective of the story changed frequently throughout the book. I was constantly confused whether Biblo was speaking in past or present. This book really got on my nerves for several reasons. Sorry, but I have to unleash some of my hatred for this book.
1) wow, I "love" how it is sooo convenient that they spontaneously keep running into giant spiders, evil elfs, goblins, giants etc. I know they need a climax and all, but seriously?
2. Okay, bilbo, you have a mother frickin wizard with you, why don't u ask...
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What's something productive I can do with my hands while listening to audiobooks?
I've been playing casual games, but I feel like my time can be used more efficiently.