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13324298 No.13324298 [Reply] [Original]

You can't

>> No.13324304

>I wanna be a homeless philosopher when I grow up

What about Heraclitus?



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13324251 No.13324251 [Reply] [Original]

and it literally happens every book
why is this subject inserted into EVERY writer worth reading?
serious spoilers ahead
I just got done reading The Princess of Babylon by Voltaire and I thought this book was gonna be the first I read that would break this trope, when all of the sudden he decides to make the arab or wahtever the guy was (the dark one mentioned at the end) just randomly walk into the princess' room and have sex with her. No ifs or buts, and it didn't add anything to the story. Literally just one paragraph where he walks in and cucks amazan and he strikes him down for it. That's it. The princess was sullied for what reason?

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>> No.13324260

>>13324251
oh and before you try to answer with the obvious
at the time Amazan "cucked" the princess he didn't even know the princess was after him, whilst the princess cucked him AFTER they were together

>> No.13324267

>>13324259
so my insecurity drew back into the past and influenced these writers to add in kekoldry into their works? damn, am i god?

>> No.13324269

>Why people gotta write stuff that make me uncomfortable
>reeeeeee

What other books are you reading?
Ever have a girlfriend? Ever been in love?

>> No.13324270

>>13324267
no, it's just a normal thing that happens sometimes in the world, which is why people write about it, and you only care because you spend too much time on the internet.

>> No.13324271

>>13324270
>normal
jew detected



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13324208 No.13324208 [Reply] [Original]

I'm so fucking horny for logical positivist hoes. I want to fuck a no-nonsense Viennese scientifically trained linguistic philosopher thot in her tight lipped mouth that remains silent whereof it cannot speak. I want to cum all over a positivist with horn-rimmed glasses and a modest double-breasted suit. Everytime I hear a LOGICAL, mathematically oriented, ideal-language philosopher say "empirical criterion of meaning", "programatic syntax", "translation of object-language to meta-language" , "emotive analysis of the so-called propositions of ethics", or "the basic relation of a formal construction", I get an uncontrollable urge to run up to her and prove the soundness of her set theoretic reduction of physical theory. I want to translate her FAT ASS into protocal sentences reporting my immediate sense-data. I want to snort benzedrine off her first-edition of the Tractatus while pretending to be interested as she talks about ernst mach and ludwig boltzman and how heidegger fans suck and robert musil and bauhaus and 'democratic socialism' in red vienna and david hilbert and mathematical formalism and the dawn of the scientific worldview and studying logic to eliminate metaphysics. IM SO. Fucking. Horny

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>> No.13324241

This post inspired me to go masturbate

>> No.13324249

>>13324208
Incredibly sexy description. The literal opposite of me. Would love to see her squirm as I read her nonsensical poetry

>> No.13324253

>>13324249
You prefer skitzos. He prefers spergs. We can all reproduce endogamously within our own neurotribe.

>> No.13324265

I'd like to fucking smash a book over her head while i fuck her long dick style!!!

>> No.13324279

>>13324253
No I’d be 100% down to mix it up. That chemical explosion would be worth the trouble.



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13324200 No.13324200 [Reply] [Original]

Omg... I want more.



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13324195 No.13324195 [Reply] [Original]

What's the point of this garbage? Seriously what is attempting to be accomplished here? Where are the new useful ideas? Also why is all modern "philosophy" like this?

>> No.13324199

Woman?

>> No.13324209

Postmodern ideas are dangerous, so they are encrypted to be inaccessible to brainlets.

>> No.13324224

>>13324209
Dangerous? Utterly laughable. For an idea to be dangerous it would have to be revolutionary. What revolutionary idea is presented here? "We live in a consumerist society". So deep and inaccessible. "Philosophy" such as this is a waste of paper.

>> No.13324242

>>13324224
That's not how inaccessibility is maintained, brainlet.

>> No.13324302

>>13324195
It’s interesting to think about. It also inspired one of the greatest movie franchises of all time.



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13324194 No.13324194 [Reply] [Original]

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>>13324194
Pretty sure Bloom included him in the long list.

>> No.13324221

>>13324211
Thats actually good to know, so thanks for informing me, but this is what i am referencing.
>Stevenson was seen for much of the 20th century as a second-class writer. He became relegated to children's literature and horror genres, condemned by literary figures such as Virginia Woolf (daughter of his early mentor Leslie Stephen) and her husband Leonard Woolf, and he was gradually excluded from the canon of literature taught in schools.His exclusion reached its nadir in the 1973 2,000-page Oxford Anthology of English Literature where he was entirely unmentioned, and The Norton Anthology of English Literature excluded him from 1968 to 2000 (1st–7th editions), including him only in the 8th edition (2006).

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13324222

>>13324194

because he wrote fiction? not sure your guess is as good as mine.

>Kailyard writers



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13324192 No.13324192 [Reply] [Original]

Really overrated compared to a lot of other pkd books. Felt like something he wrote in two hours to pay for a grocery bill instead of two months to pay rent like Ubik. I say this as a big fan of pkd. It’s pretty much objectively worse than Ubik, the three stigmata of palmer eldritch, the valis trilogy, time out of joint, and a ton of his short stories. And those are just out of the handful of pkd books I have read.

>> No.13324204

>>13324192
Also what pkd should I read next? I’ve read everything mentioned in OP as well as Dr. Bloodmoney and Maze of Death. I own a physical copy of the Exegesis but am not sure if it’s the time to read it or not.

>> No.13324237

>>13324204
I hope you didnt expect anyone to discuss literature on this literature board.



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13324188 No.13324188 [Reply] [Original]

>this is for kids



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13324110 No.13324110 [Reply] [Original]

About to finish “Resentment” by Gary Indiana and really enjoyed it. Just curious about contemporaries of his writing in a similar tone worth checking out. Not really sure where to go next?

>> No.13324172

>>13324110
Gary Indiana sounds like some hick town in the USA.

>> No.13324175

>>13324172
It is

>> No.13324180

>>13324172
Gary Indiana is a legendarily decrepit town near Chicago. It's a good place to go if you want to die, purchase drugs, sleep with diseased women, or be sad. I drove through Gary Indiana once by accident and saw a man with dozens of watermelons in a truck.



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13324099 No.13324099 [Reply] [Original]

How do I into Scottish Literature? What are some essential Scottish books I should read?

>> No.13324154

Scott is a good start. Read waverly or rob roy.

>> No.13324161

>>13324154
it's extremely difficult for me to read fiction. ill get part of the way through and feel like im wasting my time and should have read something else. hence the second part of my (OP)

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13324171

>>13324099
>essential Scottish

>> No.13324189

Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr jekyll and mr hyde.

>> No.13324235

>>13324154
>>13324189
considering these. thanks.



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13324076 No.13324076 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

Alright, Sorry for being retarded with the other thread.
Anyway. Do I really need to read the book in linguistics before I start learning about PIE.



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13324014 No.13324014 [Reply] [Original]

How do I improve my reading comprehension?
Like I can read something and I will understand it, but I'll forget it immediately after. I feel like a retard honestly. I get distracted easy as fuck too, and I want to read but goddamn. What are some tips from yous guys

>> No.13324019

>>13324014
dude, somethings not right up there. you seen a doctor about this?

>> No.13324026

>>13324019
I was diagnosed with ADD and ADHD, but it has never given me a problem before. Maybe it's because I haven't really sat down and read a book in a while?

>> No.13324096

>>13324026
it's terminal

>> No.13324183

>>13324026
Get some noise cancelling headphones and blast this while reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHW1oY26kxQ



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13324010 No.13324010 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

Do I really need to read a book about linguistics before I learn about PIE?

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>> No.13324037

Mods please delete. I messed up and it won't let me. I'm sorry.

>> No.13324038

>>13324010
>>13324030
post larger images please

>> No.13324040

>>13324010
>>13324030
what is this? images for ants?

>> No.13324041

>>13324010
>>13324030
based retard



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13323978 No.13323978 [Reply] [Original]

Do people outside college ever discuss literature at a high level (analysis)?

>> No.13323983

>>13323978
yeah

>> No.13323994

>>13323978
College graduates do.

>> No.13323996

>>13323994
Well, not all of them. And they only talk about it sometimes. And they're not very good at it.

>> No.13323997

>>13323978
I've heard from certain wandering peoples that, yes, this is a custom of one far off land

>> No.13324004

>>13323978
all the time, we're waiting for you op



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13323960 No.13323960 [Reply] [Original]

I can't stop writing song lyrics about drugs I take to keep my creative to write good song lyrics

I don't want my audience to think I'm a junkie and that I have nothing else to talk about, but I can't write as well without drugs. What should I do?

>> No.13323967

>>13323960
become a good writer, lots of writing usually fixes that

>> No.13323984

>>13323967
But a bunch of amazing writers took a lot more drugs than I do to write

>> No.13323987

>>13323984
they also wrote a lot

>> No.13324002

>>13323987
true



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13323885 No.13323885 [Reply] [Original]

How can I justify reading fiction, /lit/?

>> No.13323932

>>13323885
you don't need to

>> No.13323944

>>13323932

There are only so many hours in a day, anon. Sure, reading literature might enrich my soul, but I am a young fellow and work for a living. I could always be dedicating that time to investing in a skill or trying to find a new side hustle.

Can I really justify wallowing in things like fun when I could be toiling towards more tangible improvements of my life?

I am 24 btw

>> No.13323952

>>13323944
Read as you walk on a treadmill if you have to be so autistic about it.

>> No.13323955

>>13323944
I find often stories hold far deeper meaning then philosophy, even if it's water downed and not as thorough. Though I do respect the hustle in terms of not /consuming/, just read good fiction



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13323873 No.13323873 [Reply] [Original]

How many pages did you read today?

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>> No.13323918

>>13323900

I am a construction worker and read on my phone literally any second I'm sitting down or in the truck which can be hours a day, depending

>> No.13323939

>>13323918
yo can you get a fucking move on

>> No.13323954

>>13323873
0

>> No.13323963

thirty i think but i never count, it’s a bad habit

>>13323884
read one page right now

>> No.13323971

I finished a book and started another. I think I'm about 40 pages into it. I don't know why you guys worry so much about page count though.



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13323861 No.13323861 [Reply] [Original]

>*gets hated on because plebs don't understand the main character*

>> No.13323919

>>13323861
t. holden

>> No.13323931

>>13323861

I could never empathize with a character who is so weak of character as to be molested

>> No.13324080

>>13323861
shut up phony



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13323857 No.13323857 [Reply] [Original]

I found this post on reddit that links to Wattpad, with the first two chapters of the ebook The Most Politically Correct Fantasy You'll Ever Read. It's kind of hilarious. Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/satire/comments/aojmye/the_netherland_tale_the_most_politically_correct/

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>>13323857
>I found this post on reddit



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13323852 No.13323852 [Reply] [Original]

Pic related.

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13323877

>>13323852



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