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>achilles and the tortoise
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>>11834447
swift footed achilles
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it's so fast
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>>11834447
Zeno's paradox doesn't work if you realize that each time step is reduced by half since the overall speed of Achilles is constant.
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>calculus solves Zeno's paradox
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>>11834635
How does it not? It's literally an infinite sum.

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>No amount of prevarication can keep the blinders before the eyes of those who understand. The truth is strange, but it is constant (insofar as it adheres to its object). That capital is sentient, or rather, that capital is the actualization of the proto-eminent, that is, the existent non-is of which the neoplatonists spoke—this truth is obvious to us. Marx travelled halfway, and thankfully these activists are too obtuse to finish the journey. In short, markets manufacture intelligence.

Holy shit, this is based. Why do Americans hate Nixon when it's clear that he was the smartest and fittest president? What else did he write?
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>>11833125
Not him but I'd love a lot of books on Nixon Environmental and just general Environmental stuff.
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>>11833136
Whitaker's 'Striking a Balance' is the best one if you want to actually understand how the policy decisions were made. He gets into a lot of details on drafts of legislation and important issues and just his approaches and philosophy. I discuss it a bit here >>11832304 . The next best one is probably Flippen's Nixon and the environment. It offers more of a big picture view than Whitaker. If you're more interested in what policy was passed then how it was made pick that one. Finally Russel Train (first EPA Chief) wrote Politics, Pollution and Pandas which I have only read chapters of. My impression was that it was meant a bit more the general public and tried to capture the excitement of the new environmental age they were living in. I think he also focuses much more on the EPA. He was also not a fan of Nixon so I think you'll get a different perspective with him than you would with the other two. I have seen documents that show that Whitaker was not a fan of Train's book.
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>>11833155
and of course I should mention perhaps the most important environmental work from that time period. Rachel Carson, Silent Spring. A bit dated but still a classic. Had a lot to do with ddt being banned.
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>>11830206
fucking lol. late to this pic but holy fuck it is good.
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how do i stop being a grammar nazi and just enjoy life?
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>>11831228
grammar exists to facilitate idea exchange.
as long as poor grammar is affecting idea exchanges then you'ren't being irrational to be upset with it.
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>>11832499
>lower class Mississippian
>"We was"
You know you can say nigger on 4chan right?
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>>11831503
I guarantee that they all care about making money.
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>>11834502
Yes, helpful nigger. Thanks for remiding us.
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>>11831228
Are you even able to read a book published before standardized spelling?

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Do you have an ereader /lit/? Which one do you have? Do you use it often? Is it worth buying one?

I'm thinking of buying this one, but I'm not sure if it's worth it:
https://www.amazon.ca/Kindle-reader-Glare-Free-Touchscreen-Display/dp/B0186FET66/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1537787390&sr=8-4&keywords=e-reader
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>Where to find free ebooks and PDFs

Spill the beans boys
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>>11834159
I have two old readers
After buying first one I start reading 3 times more and now it is hard for me to read a paper books it is not so convenient
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>>11834374
>Still the same threads, same responses.
It's the same on every board, you know.
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>>11834387

Check the catalog. There's another thread on this exact topic.
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>>11834374
99% of 4chan posts are done by the same 3-4 people

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Write about a robot that is not self conscious that it is unable to understand social conventions and their own emotions. Or if it becomes self-conscious of those elements, make it so that they try to understand those processes.
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Write an autobiography
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>>11832095
Sorry I forgot to use a (?) Jesus.
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>>11830613
He didn’t ask how to write women anon.
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I think of myself.

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>God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
>he

>All-powerful, all-knowing monodeity
>monodeity
>HE

omg lol
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what a racist
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>ability to create all of existence with no effort at all
>knows literally everything
>somehow has two arms, two legs, and a dick

lmaoooooo
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I'd be more concerned about the fact that it talks as if darkness is a substance that needed to be separated from light.
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>>11833903
Since God is beyond our comprehension there is no more or less adequate word that can be used to describe him. Therefore the only correct choice of words are those which reflect the arbitrariness of the signifier, i.e. sticking to the traditional word of choice.
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>>11834275
>He actually takes neoplatonic fanfiction of the Bible serious

What's lit's opinion on Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky?
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I don't know, but I hate Hungarian names. I once failed a psychology exam because I spelled Mihály Csíkszentmihályi wrong.
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>>11834475
I doubt you are serious, but he is Russian writer of Polish origin.
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I picked up Memories of the Future a few years back and remember liking it quite a lot. The story about the expanding room had some real House of Leaves vibes, and I enjoyed the one about the Eiffel Tower breaking free of its moorings and leading police on a chase across Europe.

Haven't read any of the other stuff NYRB has put out from him, though.

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is spinoza the most based philosopher to ever live?
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>>11829772
>niggardly
>on a lit board and not even literate
go away you white nigger
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>>11830501
>Infinity is a necessary attribute for the existence of a thing-in-itself.
So to argue that infinite does not exist is to argue that the existence of a thing-in-itself is negated. Interesting.
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>>11831489
You have a very simplistic understanding of the history of philosophy
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>yes, goyim, emancipate yourself from your traditions and culture, liberate yourself from your society, so that you can be the perfect slave for us, the supreme race, the Jews

He is the most "based" philosopher in the sense that he is the philosopher of Jewish supremacism, the dominating praxis of the modern world.
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>>11833263
I've never read Nietzsche. Just pointing out how ridiculous it is to discount an author because of a single sentence.

Who's cautiously intrigued?
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>>11834333
this has been 'forthcoming' on urbanomic for years
how long has he spent on this thing?
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>>11834333
Niggerstani
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>>11834333
This niggas name freiza niggerstani does he think think hes from dbz or sometin lmaaao
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I'm reading great books, starting with the Greeks as many here have suggested, reading other classic authors, but I feel like I'm not getting the most out of these books and a lot goes right over my head. How does one get the most out of a book?
>Do I read a short/vague summary of it first?
>Do I read the entire book before reading any analyses/secondary literature?
>Do I read it multiple times after analyses/secondary literature?
>What sources of analyses/secondary literature are good?
>At what point do I straight up write my own analysis/thoughts on a book, even if I don't plan on anyone reading it?
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>>11834428
How to Read a Book by Adler.

Read this a few months ago. It was a bit boring but I learnt a few things. Maybe just read a summary. Or the whole thing if youre b&r

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Who is the Eminem(prime) of literature?
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>>11833395
Probably Sade in the sense that shock value is the main gimmick and while funny, the writing lacks a soul and stops being attractive after your early teens.
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>>11833685
You're on a "white" literary culture board, buddy. Sounds like you shouldn't be though.
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>>11833395
Obviously Shakespeare.

>>11833681
He lacks the edge and is way too preachy. Only his mastery of writing is comparable.

>>11833698
Eminem only has shock value if you're some middle class white kid. He's provocative at best.
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why live if you can't get a girl like that
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>>11833685
so Nietzsche or Stirner

Name a bigger fat douchebag than George R.R. Martin

http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/2018/04/25/fire-blood-on-the-way/

No, winter is not coming… not in 2018, at least. You’re going to have to keep waiting for THE WINDS OF WINTER.

You will, however, be able to return to Westeros this year, as I suggested back over on Live Journal.

Archmaester Gyldayn has at last completed and delivered the first half of his monumental history of the Targaryen kings of Westeros, FIRE & BLOOD, and Bantam Spectra and HarperCollins Voyager will be releasing the hardcover on November 20, I am thrilled to say.

I’ve seen the archmaester’s manuscript. Since it was handwritten on vellum with a quill pen, he required my help in transcribing the text to a more modern format: WordStar 4.0, on a DOS computer. Took a while, but a few weeks ago I was able to ship it off to my editors on both sides of the Atlantic, and to my foreign representatives for all my publishers around the world. Some of my foreign publishers will be releasing their editions simultaneously with the US and UK hardbacks; others may need to wait for translation from the Common Tongue.
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>>11834436
>Gyldayn
Couldn't he had chosen a less faggy name at least?
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Think about it, he can only profit on related books If the main series is still relevant.
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>>11834452
That’s what makes him such a douchebag, the constant prattling about how he’s the greatest fantasy author of all time despite the fact that he’s only in it for the money when someone like Tolkien or Lewis had higher artistic and spiritual concerns that made their (complete) masterworks something worth talking about. Martin is clearly just in this game for the money at this point.

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Why do fans of speculative fiction feel the need to divide it into different genres? Science fiction is essentially fantasy in a different coat, yet those obsessed with it constantly bicker about how it is different from typical speculative works.
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>>11834146
>why do fans of a genre that categorically seperated itself from the rest of literary effort continue to seperate itself

You may as well ask why Protestant sects keep dividing
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Might have something to do with the fact that genre fiction is for children and the small-minded.

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>Great Spanish Novel: a badass wandering knight lunatic
>Great French Novel: a badass struggling ex-convict
>>Great Italian Poem: a badass afterlife adventurer
>Great American Novel: a badass vengeful sea captain
>Great Mexican Novel: a badass cruel macho landowner
>Great Irish Novel: Cuckold Jew advertising salesman

Why did Joyce hate his people so muh?
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>>11833289
>muh fragililty
sour grapes soiboi detected
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>>11834204
You're a weakling
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>>11833435
The Kalevala?
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>>11833310
Lots of great English novels, like any of the Brontë sisters, Austen, Dickens, and George Eliot's novels are all set in England. Even certain Scottish writers, like Walter Scott, set some of their novels in England.
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>>11833250
>ITT: OP has learned a lesson about what not to call the great french novel but still gets roasted about the word badass
you'll get there eventually

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What do you think of Michel Houellebecq's wife /lit/ ?
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>>11823636
She was probably royalty in some dynasty in her past life tho. would bang.
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>>11830771
and It's disgusting!
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>>11833058
>What exactly is the point of marriage in France?
there is none really
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>>11824291

A cute Asian school girl kept dozing off onto my shoulder on a train ride one time, she would fall asleep, her head would fall on my arm and she would jolt upright in embarrassment, only for her to start dozing off again. It was very cute.
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>>11828478
>I can't wait until every population on the globe melds into one brown, undifferentiated, biomass!
Are governments forcing people to race mix now?




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