“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” - Heraclitus
I am drifting through farce and its alternative, as well as mythology and its alternative. People live through farce and mythology: Farce reveals itself at its most farcical when it claims to be free of itself. Mythology reveals itself at its most mythological when it claims to be free of itself. There is an ignorance that is imposed during contemplation: Ignorance only reveals itself in the face of a task which can not be completed....
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"Only if Science exists on the basis of metaphysics can it advance further in its essential task, which is not to amass and classify bits of knowledge but to disclose in ever-renewed fashion the entire region of truth in nature and history." - [Martin Heidegger/ What is Metaphysics/Basic Writings pg. 56/57]
Did Bloom analyse Literature in Hegelian method (as a history of ideas; language to ideas is like vacuum to matter), and thus influences became an important factor to discuss as a causation for the movement of literature?
Also is he gonna be relevent in 100 years or will he be forgotten like Henri Bergson or Herbert Spencer?
Yes but I hear them in the same way one knows a famous person for being famous rather than have important ideas. Even when they are mentioned, it isn't indepth at all; often studying influences of more important contributors and their relations with their contemporaries.
Is this a correct definition of nihilism, /lit/?
How would I go about becoming more educated on American history? I tried reading Zinn's A People's History of the United States but it came off to me as overly sensational and skimmed over the fine details. Should I just read a college textbook?
Left-winger post: those righties on /pol/.
Right winger post: those leftiea on /pol/.
Cognitive dissonance is amazing. But anyways, op, do you live in the US? The best way to learn US history is to go the historical sites. Gettysburg is pretty legit.
The greatest spanish poet.
Should I even attempt to read this?
is modernity a meme?
a movement in the arts in the late Wilhelmine and Weimar era Germany. Derived from the German verb "modern" which is related to the English word "to moulder" and translates to "to decay".
>He's never read Paradise Lost
>I said "Kiss me, you're beautiful, these are truly the last days." You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream, or a fever.
>The preacher man says it's the end of time
He says that America's rivers are going dry
The interest is up, the stock market's down
You guys have to be careful walking around here this late at night
How have you despooked your ego today, /lit/?
i havent decided if agreeing with stirners 'its only yours insomuch as you can protect it', antimorality etc, is an intelligent considered position to hold or if its just idealistic immature naive. etc. like someone liking the fountainhead.. etc
Instead of going to class I smoked weed and read Lovecraft in the park as the autumn leaves rustle all around me
Damn my ego knows how to have a comfy/
Should it be pronounced kwik-zot-ic, or key-hot-ic?
Why is it so much more horrifying when children die as opposed to adults?
Because adults are invariably pieces of shit. Children haven't reached that stage yet, they are still like animals in that they haven't the self-awareness to be really held accountable for the shitty things they do.
"The Simpsons" owe a huge debt to this work.