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Can I just read the Phenomenology of Spirit and not trudge through the rest of the bajillion works of philosophy?

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>buy book
>lose interest in its subject
>wasted 20 bucks

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How do you describe *Lolita* so that people don’t think you’re a pedophile for reading it? I started reading *Lolita* by Nabakov a couple days ago and I’m 35 pages in. Like many others, I find the prose absolutely beautiful. Last night, I asked my wife if she had ever read it. She said no and asked me what it’s about. I said that the basic plot is pretty well known—an old man falls in love with a 12-year-old girl. She said, “Why the fuck are you reading a book about pedophilia?”

I tried to explain that the book is so much more than that and tried to get into the beautiful writing, but I don’t think she gets it. She reads mainly shapeshifter romance novels that are straight-to-Kindle trash. I could have asked her why she enjoys reading books about women fucking werewolves, but I don’t think that would’ve been productive. So how do you describe this book to people who aren’t familiar with it in a way that doesn’t make you sound like a criminal?

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>Eugene Onegin
>Eugene O'Neill

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>Alpha/Beta/Omega or Alpha/Omega (occasionally Alpha/Beta Beta/Omega) is a kink trope wherein some people have defined biological roles based on a hierarchical system. The terms were borrowed from older behavior research on captive wolves that had been misappropriated by popular culture, but do not reflect current wolf behaviour research. Fanworks using this trope may involve werewolf, knotting, or other animalistic elements, or the characters may be otherwise purely human.

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what are some books for dudes who will never have a gf?

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>Say the Quran is fiction
>No one bats an eye
>Say the Christian Bible is fiction
>Everyone loses their minds
Why are they like this?

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I get confused easily by character names in Russian books

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>Kenneth Hite
The tabletop RPG designer?

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why do potheads get so aggressively defensive when their special herb is threatened? It's like they're addicted or something.

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TIL people take words to be literal mirroring of physical reality and not just fun language games, why do they do that

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>Local Barnes and Noble having a 40% discount on all Russia books

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>Run across a name while reading
>Immediately mentally filter it

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Art and Philosophy is evil and subversive.

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>no drugs
>no smoking
>no drinking
>no medication
>no masturbation
>no sugar
>no junk food
>no sitting around
>no casual sex
This doesn't sound very fun to me

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I want to write a novel so bad

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So his answer is "authority" or the ability to decide authoritatively on various interpretations in the Bible. That kind of supposed authority seems like it could easily be corrupted though. And is it really that necessary anyways? I feel like most Christians only have small disagreements on subjects open to interpretation, but for the most part all denominations are following the same instructions from God per the Bible. What is the necessity of human authority over small differences in interpretation?

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>start reading
>vision gets worse

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I rip out blank pages at the end of books and use them for drawing paper.

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I’m not a fan of Tolkien’s prose

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>translator doesn't speak the language he's translating from

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>You should learn new things
>You should have interests
Fuck you.

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I have never read a Bukowski poem that wasn't shit.

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