I want to write something, but everything I think of writing makes me cringe.
Any advice on how to actually like your ideas as a writer?
Have them... be good? I don't know, are all of your ideas really as bad as cringeworthy? Surely they can't be. I think you're just being overly critical of yourself. Have someone who won't plagiarize you read something you think isn't half bad
Do you read plays?
Mishima seems more famous for his death than for his works. Are any of his books worth reading in translation?
Aren't all male authors either manlets or freakishly tall? Camus is one of the only attractive male authors I can think of (other than Yukio Tsundere obvs), but I'm pretty sure he was a manlet as well
What works of art successfully capture the essence of the internet?
cyber-space- exists, is it possible for literature and film to have events take place in cyberspace as seamlessly as events taking place in the physical world? I couldn't imagine a novel, with the internet as the backdrop, as being good. It is difficult to express emotions through cyberspace, that is why there is heavy reliance on reaction images on web-forums and emojis elsewhere, novels will encounter the same problem.
"Serial Experiments Lain" - a philosophical avant-garde anime that deals with the nature of the Internet and how its ability to connect humanity globally could potentially create a collective consciousness and take physical form.
I began reading Harper Lee's, 'To Kill a Mockingbird', two weeks ago. And I was curious.
What are /Lit/ opinions/critiques of the book?
Help me, /lit/
I have a younger cousin who shows some potential in reading taste. However, she's recently fallen into the YA Fiction trap
And claims it's good.
I want to save my cousin from mediocrity.
I would give her some more classic romances to read, maybe she'd like those; something like The Torrents of Spring by Turgenev.
NABAKOV IS THE BEST AUTHOR, PERIOD
IF YOU HAVENT READ ADA AND UNDERSTOOD IT YOU ARE BANNED FROM /LIT/ FOR A MONTH
"Ada, our ardors and arbors"
>NABAKOV IS THE BEST AUTHOR, PERIOD
Should I check my conceit if I'm reading A Treatise On The Human Nature and the first parts just gives me the feel that I'm reading a cutesy description about the nature of thoughts and impressions, descriptions that have neither aesthetic nor practical value, and adding nothing to philosophy? Please tell me it was at least groundbreaking 250 years ago.
The only mildly impressive thing is that occasionally he describes very well how neural networks function while obviously having no knowledge of them(shit was discovered like 200 years later).
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Why don't you read the aesthetic and practical parts rather than the epistemological parts?
Modern philosophy at this time is still struggling with the Cartesian problem of how we know. That's the bulk of all the major works until Heidegger.
>The only mildly impressive thing is that occasionally he describes very well how neural networks function while obviously having no knowledge of them
I'm not sure this is your bag, family
I'm talking about how the neurons in our brain work(as far as we know right now) to create connections between different concepts and the sensations of that. I'm not an expert of this shit but I've read some books about the science of perception that touched on the stuff and it was funny how similar his descriptions were.
Just read on you idiot; he makes his argument for phenomenalism later on. And neural networks were not "discovered"--it's a mere mathematical model that describes whatever Hume had described using plain English.
>while obviously having no knowledge of them(shit was discovered like 200 years later).
You mean like those folks that had no knowledge of them until they had knowledge of them? Logic of steel.
and you leftist shills will deny cultural marxism is a thing haha
I'm new here and wondering what the best outlets are for purchasing physical books online. Preferably as cheap as possible. Can be a seller of new or used books.
so what's the premise of your opus magnum that you'll write once your writing skills are good enough?
A strange journey across the deep future of the world in which everything has a double meaning, in which all learning to this point is included, and in which all things are directed, subtly but persistently, towards God.
I need a quick """"deep""" proverb/analogy/chinese saying for the concept of "If you don't love yourself you can't love others".
Hit me with the best you can come up with.
was there already a thread about tao lin's book announcement or does it not matter???
idk I liked most of the fiction he's put out and I've heard his next one is gonna be the longest novel he's put out so im a lil excited
Retard coming through, please let me know if this isn't the right board to talk about this.
How does one go about developing better critical thinking skills? If I hear two opposing arguments, how can I learn to dissect each one, remove the fallacious claims and nonsense, and extract the truth to make my own conclusions? How do you learn to take apart discussions and debates to understand whether or not an argument is sound?
Also, on a side note, I haven't sat down and read a novel in at least 4 years now. Most of my reading now is news...
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Obviously you should memorize the logical fallacies and know when they do apply and when they don't apply.
Read up on the logic of argumentation so you can identify whether arguments are unsound or invalid.
Philosophy will directly aid these skills, take a short course on it or get a book that provides a good overview and introduction.
Once you get a decent foundation in logic and philosophy the rest of it is just experience, try and tear apart arguments wherever you come across them.
Read pic related
Slightly less easy but still not that hard mode:
Take a logic class
Nick Land! On the front page!