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Give me ONE book that will change how I view things.
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>>11433814
12 rules for life by jordan b. peterson. i also recommend listening to his podcast.
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>>11433814
Atlas Shrugged
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>>11433814
Mein Kampf, but unironically
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>>11433843
this.
you will finally see how vile, empty and disgusting jewish female writers are.
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>>11433848
What's wrong with Rand?
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>>11433814
Seneca's letters really helped me desu. Maybe read some of Epictetus' discourses or handbook to get an idea of the theory of Stoicism, but then read Seneca, who makes Stoicism beautiful
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>>11433854
that she is a pseudointellectual narcissist who wrote a laughable, egotistical fictionary version of economics that had already been contradicted by the great depression several decades before she wrote it?
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>>11433814
Any book by Evola or Guenon.
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>>11433814
Barfield's Poetic Diction
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>>11433814
The Book of Disquiet
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>>11433857
>Stoicism

I was hoping to avoid this. Whenever I think of Stoicism, I think of submission, compliance, and obedience. I think of it as a philosophy for passive men afraid of confrontation, taught to to back down from challenges, and to accept their circumstances without dispute.
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>>11433862
What does this have to do with Atlas Shrugged?
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>>11433814
The Stranger
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>>11433886
And where did you get this impression from if not from reading the material?
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>>11433896
4chan

I'm not interested in virtue or ethics. I don't want to be a good man, I want to do whatever I want.
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>>11433886
Not really, unless you happen to be religious. Stoicism would only ever ask for obedience to God. Otherwise, it's more about honour and forbearances against rude and stupid people
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Atomized and Whatever by Houellebecq.
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>>11433814
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I'd need to know how you view things in the first place.
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>>11433836
clean your room
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>>11433904
Didn't you ask for something to change your viewpoint?
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>>11433904
>I don't want to be a good man, I want to do whatever I want.
>>11433919
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>>11433886
A famous stoic (Cato the younger) preferred to commit suicide before submitting to Caesar.
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>>11433814
Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War.
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>>11433814
1984
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>>11433814
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>>11433814
Books don't change how you view things, they just make you articulate better whatever ideology you already held
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>>11433814
Rilke's Letters to a Poet
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>>11434048

I really don't understand how a board that's allegedly as enlightened and educated at /lit/ can unironically get anything out of the Bible, especially the new testament. It's such an awful book
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@11434053
you're not even getting a (you) for that post
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@11434053
t. highschooler
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>>11434049
of course they have the power to change how you view things. you have to connect.
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>>11434053
>It's such an awful book
brainlet.jpeg
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>>11433857
Same, Letters from a Stoic was mind changing book for me. I then read Marcus Aurelius-Meditations and Epictetus' Discourses. Moved on to Diogenes, Heraclitus, Plato, even Lucretius and i do not like poetry. Blew me away that i had been missing out on such good works for so long.
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>>11433939
Might wanna try JE Lendon - Song of Wrath, really good examination of the Peloponesian War.
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>>11434050
thx
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>>11434085
How's Diogenes' stuff? Never read it. I've only read Seneca, Aurelius, Epictetus, and Plato of who you've mentioned
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>>11434085
>Moved on to Diogenes
LOL I HOPE SOMEONE IS GOING TO COME IN HERE AND SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THIS

>>11434097
>DIOGENES
>NEVER READ IT
LOL AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?
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>>11433888
>wrote a laughable, egotistical fictionary version of economics that had already been contradicted by the great depression several decades before
For someone on a literature board, you sure do have a lack of reading comprehension
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>>11434097
Diogenes didn't write anything. The only way we know of him is what other people wrote about him.
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>>11434050
definitely changed my life
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>>11434115
then what is this?
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>>11434125
NICE SAVE BRO
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>>11434126
stop yelling
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>>11433814
Stoner by John Williams.
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>>11434129
I'M NOT YELLING. I'M TYPING WITH CAPS LOCK ON. SURELY SOMEONE WHO APPRECIATES THE WRITTEN WORD WOULD NEVER BE SO CARELESS SO AS TO IN SOME WAY ASSIGN OR CONJOIN 'SHOUTING' WITH TYPING IN UPPER CASE, RIGHT?

BECAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE THEM A FUCKING DUNCE, IF YOU ASK ME.
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>>11434149
lower your voice please, there are people reading
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>>11434097
He's ok, a bit mad but at the same time theres something of very basic truths in what he said. It is however all other people quoting him, he was not afaik a writer of any kind. He was, in his own day, a living legend. People visiting Athens would seek him out just to tell their friends back home they had met him. He is worth reading because the philosophy that comes out of Greece in this period influences beyond itself, reading a wide body as well as biographical stuff(Seneca: A Life by Wilson, for example) gives you more to think about in context of the people writing it. Its quite amazing how much is on offer, there is literally something for everyone.
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>>11433814
The first volume of A History of Religious Ideas by Mircea Eliade
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>>11434162
I LIKE THE AESTHETICS OF UPPERCASE SIMILAR TO HOW I APPRECIATE THE RING, AND THE LOOK, AND "FEEL" OF CERTAIN WORDS

PERHAPS YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND
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>>11434055
>>11434070
>>11434077

>literal children who still believe in good and evil

I think I see why communism is so popular on here.

Bad taste to say the least. And unlike the dark age rabble, you don't have the excuse of being unspeakably ignorant about the wisdom of the world.

Christianity is a hangman's metaphysics
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ok now that's just bad bait
@11434171
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I found this to be very sobering.
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>>11434125
Collection of letters and witness testimony
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>>11433814
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>>11434125
exactly what it says on the cover.
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>>11434115
I think he means Diogenes Laertius, different guy.
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>>11433886
this is how i know you haven't read anything on stoicism
Even if you don't think you'll agree with it give it a look
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>>11434248
No I didn't, Diogenes of Sinope was my intention. See my reply here:
>>11434163
I would add, i proposed an example bio of Seneca, I realize in retrospect it wasn't obvious to the Greek nature of the rest of the post. It was meant in that Seneca is expanding through his own experience on living the greek philosophical life even though a Roman, he constantly quotes their writers.
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>>11434170
>>11434149
*SNAP*
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>>11433886
I think of Stoicism more like Caesar being calm when he was kidnapped by pirates, and then killing them after he was freed. It's about understanding what is in your control and what is not, not panicking. It's about going through life like you normally would but when hardship shows itself not letting it get to you.
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>>11433836
unironically this
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>>11433814
Kapital.
muh use-values
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>>11434162
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>>11433814
The Peregrine
The world of birds will never be the same, unless you're an empty fucking shell and a filthy fucking CUNT.
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>>11433814
The Foundation for Exploration by Sean Goonan will raise your consciousness to new heights and inspire you to fix the world.
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>>11434171
You don't need to stick your head up your own arse to smell your own farts.
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>>11436514

>unironically defending a 2000 year old jewish superstition
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>>11436556
I was making a comment about you, not the Bible. But I would defend it.
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>>11433814
A Secular Age, Charles Taylor
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>>11434171
look you tard, if i murdered your mother in front of you right this second; the general consensus would be that my action was evil. just because the lines are blurry doesn't mean a spectrum there isn't a spectrum
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>>11434170
>>11434149
>look at me I'm using words creatively
don't forget to use them so that other people understand them clearly
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>>11436621
I DON'T KNOW I WAS USING THEM CREATIVELY. I JUST REALLY GENUINELY LIKE UPPERCASE THE SAME WAY I LIKE CERTAIN WORDS.

DON'T YOU BELIEVE SOME WORDS HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FEEL TO THEM? LIKE THE WORD ITSELF IS THE PERFECT WORD FOR A FEELING? ITS STRANGE, IT'S BEYOND THE AESTHETICS OF THE WORD, BUT MORE IN THE 'FEELING' IT EVOKES WHEN LOOKING UPON THE WORD OR SAYING IT OUT LOUD.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE WORD "READINESS" IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE WORDS. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL WORD, I DON'T KNOW HOW ELSE TO DESCRIBE, IT IS JUST PERFECT. SIMILARLY, "BURNING" IS A GREAT WORD TOO, SO IS "BITTER", ETC. I HAVE A LIST OF WORDS THAT I LIKE SOMEWHERE IN MY AGED PARENTS ATTIC ALONG WITH SOME NOTEBOOKS I STARTED WRITING FROM AGE 15 AND THIS FACT HAS STOPPED ME FROM COMMITTING SUICIDE ALONE ON MANY OCCASIONS BECAUSE I KNOW I HAVE LEFT THESE EMBARRASSING TEXTS WHERE THEY CAN BE FOUND BY THEM IF I WERE TO SUDDENLY DIE, THEY WOULD BECOME FAMILY HEIRLOOMS OR READ BY MY FAMILY (WHOM I RARELY SPEAK TO ANYMORE) WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO MAKE ME DIE TWICE.

IT'S JUST A BEAUTIFUL WORD, I AM ON THE SIDE ON KNUT HAMSUN WHEN IT COMES TO THIS, AND RIMBAUD ETC
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>>11436646
its too late for you anon, better join a Buddhist temple at this point, seems like your headed that way anyhow
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>>11433814
What things?
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The Urantia Book

Start with any paper you find interesting
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desu anything about zen or buddhism in general
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>>11436652
NO I LIVED AS ASCETIC LIFE PREVIOUSLY BEFORE I BECAME AN ACCELERATIONIST FATALIST ILLEGALIST ROMANTICIST CRYPTO ANARCHIST.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
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>>11433814
Leviathan and its Enemies
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>>11433814
The Conference of the Birds
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>>11433918
based
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>>11433814
>>11433846
this
also 48 Laws of Power
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>>11436747
>ILLEGALIST
Is that a thing? How do I get into that?
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>>11437871
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegalism
IS A GOOD PLACE TO START
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>>11437356
great book
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>>11437763
stop posting this pseud please
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A View from the Year 3000
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the stoics were all hacks peddling their "durr just be happy" philosophy for material wealth and status. if there was a modern equivalent it would be Peterson. the extent of seneca's adversity consisted of choosing what wine he felt like for dinner. epictetus was ok though.
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Yoga sutra
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Spinoza's Ethics really changed the way I look at the world around me on a day to day basis. When you consider that the mind is just the adequate idea of the body (as in the mind and body are the same mode perceived through different attributes) it really makes you consider what you encounter in your day to day life and how that affects your body/mind. Is what I do during the day actually making my body stronger or decomposing it? How do I minimise my interaction with bodies that do not share attributes and therefore make me weaker? Am I increasing my power of acting or am I decreasing it? What other bodies are advantageous to my own? Furthermore the concept that the body is simply numerous individual parts sharing the same motion is very thought provoking. The body isn't just your physical being but also the parts that surround it and affect it, the room I'm sitting in now as I type and this internet board become part of myself. The irony is it makes a statement like this >>11433922 actually meaningful. If you sit in a dirty cluttered room, your body is now composed of something that is disagreeable to your essence, this in turn will affect your mind (not causally of course due to parallelism) and cause unwanted 'passions'. Your dirty room becomes you and therefore you are dirty and your thoughts will be dirty. Essentially perceive your environment as part of yourself and adjust it accordingly to increase your power of acting.
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>>11433836
>>11433843
fags

read siddhartha and learn to be comfortable knowing you'll never amount to anything
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>>11433814
The ego and his own (unironically)
On the genealogy of morals
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>>11436621
Rei Koss, our generation's truly wise philosopher, was the first to regularize full caps in his posts. You people forget easily.
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>>11438467
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>>11434107
Not him but I too would like to know what any of that has to do with Atlas Shrugged?
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>>11438992
She wrote a big book that said some things are good but before she wrote it a bunch of things happened which showed that the ideas in her big book were bad
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>>11433814
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
>>11436739
Or just this
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>>11433814
oh boy, I want this pic of the sky it's so pretty
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>>11438435
>[you] perceive your environment as part of yourself and adjust[to] it accordingly
There's so much truth to this part it's actually terrifying. That's (part of the reason) why rich people seek rich things and poor people stay poor
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>>11433814
You don't need a book for that. You just need to stop masturbating and start getting up at 5AM
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>>11434048
Reading the bible changed my life because it made me realize how brainwashed people have to be if they beleive any of it is anything more than parable that someone wrote down to try to get people to act the way they wanted them to act. So seconding this.
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>>11433846
Unironically this. Read the whole book last summer at a lake in Switzerland.
It changed the way I see the world forever.
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>>11436736
i dont believe you
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>>11433814
>ctrl+f
>Culture of Critique
>0 results
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>>11438435
have you read, Escape from Evil? You might like it's discourse on, people through all times reaching for objects which increase their mana / richness / power. Has a brilliant chapter on money, why it's gold, why bank notes show the pinnacle of cultural power, prestige, and their embodiments.

I'll defs read Spinoza now, if this is the subject he talks about. For I'm mightily interested in reassessing our lives from a magic viewpoint. Clean your room, actually matters.
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>>11439301
Yeah I’ll check it out man sounds good. I’d definitely recommend Spinoza, I’ve never read anything with so many insights that unironically Really Made Me Think(Tm). If you wanna jump into it I’d recommend also having a copy of Beth Lord’s guide, the geometric method is pretty hard to get through.
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>>11433814
the principal upanisads by s radhakrishnan
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>>11439301
Isn't money gold because gold itself is very non-reactive and will not rust or decay as other metals would, therefore making it a good stable representation of wealth? If this guy has any different reason for the choice of gold I will literally not believe him
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>>11433814
Give you a page
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>>11434053
t. Demon

CHRIST WILL RISE AGAIN YOU SHALT NOT STOP FORTH THE PROGRESS OF HIS GREAT TEACHINGS
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>>11439321
Do I need to read anything before Spinoza?
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>>11433814
Cradle to Cradle
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>>11439671
*snap*
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*vapes* dostoevski, man...
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>>11433886
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkUSrKtqI8o&list=PL4gvlOxpKKIjJ7oBuyUc558w9lGF9vB5V&index=13
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>>11434895
This is my favorite story concerning Caesar.
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>>11439293
Yeah, it is surprising that loser hadn't shitposted his dumb /pol/ """book""" itt earlier.
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>>11433836
>>11433843
>>11433846
t. incels
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>>11433814
Siddhartha
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>>11433814
Plato- The Republic or The Symposium
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>>11439128
Reddit has arrived
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>>11433846
this but unironically
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>>11440046
Nah just read it with a guide. If you really wanna be super-prepared get familiar with Aristotle and Descartes. Part 1 is filled with Aristotlean definitions and a huge part of the Ethics is a direct response to some of Descartes propositions. That being said I personally don’t consider it that important as Spinoza provides his own definitions of terms and when he directly responds to Descartes he tends to bring it up in the text.
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>>11440176
>*snap*

*snap*
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>>11437882
YOU ARE MY HERO ANON. FROM NOW I I WILL ONLY TYPE IS CAPS.
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>>11433846
The one book that will turn any neo-Nazi into a liberal.

>>11433814
My Twisted World by Elliot Rodger
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>>11433886

Stoic non-attachment is not the same as complacent acceptance. You have a flawed understanding.
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>>11433814
Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson by Gurdjieff
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>>11440912
What the fuck is a reddit?
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>>11433886
Stoics believe in a deterministic universe but an autonomous individual will. It's about systematically understanding what's within your control and what's outside it, and then forming a correct course of action based on that dispassionate assessment. It's not about being a weak bitch, it's about being Spock.
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>>11434171
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Gravity's Rainbow
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>>11433814
Improve Your Vision in Thirty Days
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>>11433814
Being and Time
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Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson. Its a very easy and fun read. I read it when I was a autistic virgin freshman in highschool and it seriously rewired how I look at the world. I feel as if it made me less cynical and taught me ways to cope with past trauma. I reread it whenever I feel down or something terrible happens. If you are at all interested in psychedelics or meditation, I highly recommend it. This book is how I learned to survive the postmodern shit fest we are surrounded by.
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>>11433854
Oh boy here we go again
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>>11433862
Atlas Shrugged is fiction lmao.
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>>11438435
I have he exact same answer for this thread. It's really fixed how I think, and gave a satisfactory answer to both my epistemological and ethical scepticism. One of the best books for changing your perspective, even if the act of reading it itself is torturous.

>>11440726 also did this, but in a much less practical way. It gave an actually convincing justification for ethical commitments (I preferred the republic over the nichomachean ethics for this reasons) but one which misguided me somewhat, because of how it treats the material world as lesser than the world of ideas. This can be toxic. I gained 30 pounds as a Platonist, and can now see for Spinozist reasons why that's bad. Obviously Plato never outright endorses treating your body like shit, but the unimportance of the body and the physical world is a very convincing rationalization for doing it.
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>>11445249
You'll enjoy this as well, it's like P.R. is supplementary to it
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>>11445186
This shit really work?
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Industrial Society and Its future
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Infinite Jest
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The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton
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>>11433843
Nah read the fountainhead instead. This unironically changed my work ethic when i was dumb and read it at 20 years old. Im 27 now and mostly a leftist but my work ethic never changed
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A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
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>>11439080
He says as he posts on a right wing conspiracies board
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Stoicism + Transcendentalism + New Sincerity brought me out of the depths.
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>>11447351
Actually this board is NAZBOL
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>>11447397
what books should I read about Transcendentalism
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>>11433922
holy...
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>>11433814
Improvised Munitions Handbook and Houellebecqs the elementary particles
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>>11433814
the function of the orgasm

kaputt
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>>11436608
it would depend on your reasons for murdering her you tard, and since people can't read each other's minds i could never truly say if your action was good or evil




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