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Whenever I go out in public, I always make an effort to keep my book upside-down, spine towards me, so that nobody will see what I am reading. It isn't because I am embarrassed, but because I know that if I allow others to identify the book, they will think I am trying to meme them into concluding that I am some intelligent, sophisticated fuck. Then they will immediately think less of me for trying, of course.

Can anyone relate to this?
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Yeah, that's why I usually bring my kindle if I'm reading in public.
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>>11010262
Unless you are actually reading the book to meme yourself into looking like a sophisticated fuck dont worry about it. No one out there even knows who Kant is.
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I can. Unfortunately covering the book cover is sometimes not enough. I was reading The Temple of the Golden Pavilion at the train station and was ridiculed by some Turks.
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>>11010262
Stop caring about what strangers think, they aren't important in any way
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>>11010262
Yes all the time. I've been looking online for book covers, like dust jackets that are "neutral" or fake so that I can cover up my philosophy books in public. I don't want to be seen reading the three Critiques or Phenomenology of the Spirit in public but the weather's just too good right now and being indoors sucks dick.
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>>11010280
Which Turks? Where do you live anon?

I gave my friend Buddha of Suburbia to read while in the army, he didn't, and I never got it back, but his excuse was that he would be harassed as a fag if he was seen reading a book with such a cover.
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>>11010291
I live in Zürich. The Swiss usually don't have a problem with people reading books, but Turks and people from the Balkan region definitely do. They even bully you for speaking proper German.
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>>11010326
>Swiss
>proper German
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>>11010363
Proper Swiss-German. They bully you for not having a heavy accent.
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>>11010326
Yeah I've been to Zurich and "as a Turk" I was appalled by the numbers of Albanians flaunting Turkish flags.
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>>11010319
pretty cool, i'm doing this.
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>>11010383
i love these comics
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>>11010284
>Phenomenology of Spirit
ick
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>>11010262
I unironically read the New Testament on the train when I go to and from work each day
>tfw people giving you looks and leering at you, judging you
Nobody has yet to say anything. Planning on reading the whole thing on public transit just to see what happens
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>>11010262
No I don't care what other people think I read because I want to read
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>>11010402
post the saxon one
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>>11010427
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Yes, I know exactly what you mean. I assume this is a particular example of a general neurosis that plagues you?
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>(((Critique)))
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>>11010531
what did he mean by this?
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>>11010262
Your life sounds very complicated and neurotic. When reading in public I try to make sure it's not precipitating on my book, that my fly is zipped up, and that I'm not physically impeding strangers.
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>>11010467
yes of course
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>>11010531
>(((Reason)))
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>>11010291
>his excuse was that he would be harassed as a fag if he was seen reading a book with such a cover.
sounds like he has a good point, the title is cringe as well
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>>11010531
>>11011197
(((of)))
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>>11011232
(((Culture)))
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>>11011241
(((things I don't like)))
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>>11011250
Shut up you inbred jew
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>>11010262
People like Kant are why anyone who has a life ultimately disregards philosophy(with the exception of the Greeks, of course). Unless you're an academic or NEET Kant is a waste of time.
>inb4 utilitarian hurr durr
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>>11010319
>people assume you're reading porn
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>>11011250
((( (((things I don't like))) )))
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>>11011261
Kant is the most important philosopher for understanding modern epistemology. If you don’t understand Kant’s metaphysics you don’t understand knowledge as such.
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>>11011421
>modern epistemology
Epistemology is the study of how we come to know things. The way we come to know things hasn't magically changed in the modern era so "modern epistemology" is a stupid term. What matters is "correct epistemology".
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>>11010280
>>11010326
I apologize on behalf of turks 90% of us have shit personalities.

..though maybe you wouldn't get bullied if you don't read gay manlet delusional literature lol.
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>>11010262
I don't give a single shit about what strangers (or people I know for that matter) think, and neither should you. Especially about a matter so trivial. I have a fantasy that one day I'll be sitting in public reading and someone will come up to me and recognize the book and I'll have a real conversation about literature with a human instead of having to discuss such things on niche online communities filled with weirdos.
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>>11010280
I feel you.

I was reading The Critique of Pure reason in public once and was hassled by some Young-Hegelians.
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>>11010262
i do the exact same thing. i don't want to seem like i'm posing
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>>11011471
>"hassled by some Young-Hegelians."
>tfw when gf left me for a young hegelian chad
they kant keep getting away with it
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>>11011469
>I have a fantasy that one day I'll be sitting in public reading and someone will come up to me and recognize the book and I'll have a real conversation about literature with a human instead of having to discuss such things on niche online communities filled with weirdos.
So you do give a shit.
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>>11010262
I do that if the author is a 19th century German or the title is edgy like "On Killing"
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>>11011469
>stranger notices your book
>approaches you
>conversation about literature
>stranger: “say do you go on /lit/?”
>fucks your son
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>>11010465
B E A D Y
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Just cover it with a paper bag and some cardboard if it's a paperback.
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>>11010319
That's fucking stupid, people will just assume you're reading literotica
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>>11011429
You clearly have not read any works on epistemology, just stop while you are ahead.
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>>11012173
He is right though.

We need to stop this self-image of modernity. Nothing has changed, evolution is imperceptibly slow and biology is almost redundant in assessing complexity.
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>>11012188
you have also misunderstood what the other anon mean't by modern epistemology. Please. Read a history of philosophy book it is really not that substantial.
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>>11012188
>Nothing has changed
Anon, I’m going to assume you are being honest here. Epistemology is a field of philosophy, and, while your physical biological perception may not have changed, the theories on what that perception is and how it functions has most certainly changed. The reason Kant’s epistemology is considered «modern» is that his theory was more or less confirmed through today’s neuroscience. The idea of a blank slate, for instance, is ancient. No one really beleives in a blank slate anymore, at least no one who has any background in biology or neuroscience.
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>>11010573
this is a quality post
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>>11010271
BOGS
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>>11010326
KEK
Are turks the most based race alive?
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I do that too but I don't get autistic about it. Plus I enjoy the look people give me when they ask what I'm reading and I respond with something other than whatever horseshit best seller is trending. Plus it can start a great discussion if they happen to be the 1 in 20 people that can actually carry out a discussion on reading
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>>11010418
Underrated. Love it.
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I always make sure that the pages are facing away from and toward everyone else. I have read enough, it is the plebs who need it more than I do.
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>>11010262
Just put the cover face down
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>>11010262
>working graveyard shift at tard-wrangling home last week
>reading Ulysses
>girl walks in to replace me
>flip book upside down so I dont look like a showoff
>she starts talking to me
>I start fiddling with book
>she leaves
>realize I was holding the book cover out to her, displaying Ulysses like a proud autist
I feel you OP
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>>11010262
lol
where the fuck do you lads live that you can't read a book in public without being ousted as something 'negative' or ridiculed?
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>>11010279
>>11010281
/thread
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>>11010319
I'm seeing this I'll assume you're reading mein kampf
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>>11010326
Should have beat them up, son. Flaunt your martial prowess, it's the only opportunity you'll have to do so.
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>>11012530
>kantian epistemology confirmed by modern science
Jesus Christ, have you read the Critique?
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>reads in public
Ho can you read philosophy in public and not get distracted?
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>>11011261
Einstein was extremely influenced by Kant’s theories of space and time being constructs of the human mind when he read them as a child.
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>>11015424
Do you really think the noumena phenomena distinction wasn’t confirmed by modern conceptions of sense peception? Also,
>>11015481
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>>11015481
Yeah Cassirer also wrote a book on how the theory of relativity and Kant's thought confirm one another. I need to get my hands on it, but I'm probably too much of a brainlet to understand it.




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