>>7328632 Enjoyed it a fair amount, it's at the very least a persuasive and entertaining pop-philosophy read but, like most pop-philosophy, its merit is almost entirely felt while reading it and not much is learned after the fact
reminded me of Stirner but in an uplifting, politically correct way (at least with how it dealt with "ghosts")
How is the language? Easy or hard to read for a novice? Considering reading it. Would you guys recommend it for a person who intends to read "heavier stuff" later i.e. more complex works, as a form of "introduction"?
>>7328843 It's the equivalent to young adult philosophy and if anything it will only make the complex works more confusing
desu if you're intending to read heavier stuff later I'd recommend something which deals with complex themes but is told in a relatively simple way
Literature wise I would say short stories are your best bet. Joyce's Dubliners along with Hemingway and Kafka are all excellent and their prose is as coherent and understandable as anything else
Philosophy is a bit tougher, but when in doubt start with the Greeks is never bad advice. If that doesn't cut it for you then a general Philosophy 100 textbook would be a good jumping off point.
Camus, Nietzsche and Sartre are all a nice blend of the two, the existentialists usually had a more romantic/literary approach to philosophy and it's endearing to many. Thus Spoke Zarathustra and The Trial are both excellent and require little to no prior philosophical knowledge
>>7328809 You mean the book that's pretty much *only* armchair intellectual masturbation, "ooooh"ing and "ahhhh"ing over how apparently deep it thinks the question "What is Quality?" is, while characterizing both Western and Eastern philosophy half-assedly?
The book is an okay novel. Every single word he says about Eastern philosophy is wrong and so is most of what he says about Western philosophy to boot. >>7329039 >ridiculize Technically an English word but I smell a frog.
>>7329047 There's nothing to engage with in it. That book itself is nothing but post-hippie buzzwords about East and West, with a shockingly retarded grasp on material he should've known better as a professor.
It's precisely what anyone should expect from the philosophizing of a mentally ill guy trying to justify himself with the usual "Maybe it's SOCIETY who's crazy lel" bullshit.
Thread replies: 16 Thread images: 3
Thread DB ID: 72341
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the content originated from them. If you need IP information for a Poster - you need to contact them. This website shows only archived content.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content you can contact me at email@example.com with that post and thread number and it will be removed as soon as possible.