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Laozi > Zhuangzi > Confucius
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>>23429321
Zhuangzi, then The Book of Balance and Harmony
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>>23429500
Thanks my guy
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>>23429321
This version of the Tao Te Ching
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>>23429296
All btfo by mozi
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>>23430294
Here's a read through and discussion of a separate essay by Wang Bi that was identified in the dao sang:

https://youtu.be/C4PUPWB_O5Q?si=QyySZsRkKRAsns-i

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>a dwarf shows up
>and another dwarf shows up
>and another dwarf shows up
>and another dwarf shows up
>and another dwarf shows up
>and another dwarf shows up.
this is painful to read
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>>23430345
LotR is better than the NT and the Silmarillion is better than the OT.
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>>23430353
Poo is poo
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>>23430345
Tolkientards btfo
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>>23430335
>source
>myself and gurm

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Anyone know of any anthologies centered on a specific theme, such as anthologies about the ocean, the dark, nothingness, etc. One example I've been reading is one about found footage (pic related), though it's kinda eh. Would heavily prefer if the anthologies are of the horror/weird fiction variety, though any recc will be appreciated.

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This is a really dumb question.
What is the name of the genre where a character reappears in isolated short stories? The examples I know are Sherlock Holmes and Conan the Cimmerian.
I need to know the name of this genre so I can find more books in the same vein.
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>>23430194
I asked AI and it said:

>The genre you're referring to is typically called i’m over here strokin my dick i got lotion on my dick right now i’m just strokin my shiit i’m horny as fuuck man i’m a freak man like for real
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>>23430204
Damn, the AI learned too much from us
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>>23430204
wtf
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>>23430194
That is called a “character” or a “protagonist.”
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>>23430194
It's called a series.

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who the fuck is nick land?
im thinking of getting into philosophy, and i decided to check out our contemporary philosophosopherphosphorus and i come along Nick Land--is Nick Land worth the trouble of checking out or is he ass; or if he's good, but not the best, put me onto better.
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filtered
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He's a schizo and not even an interesting one
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lol
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>>23429842
>philosophosopherphosphorus
Literally rolling on the floor laughing. Reddit Gold.
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>>23429842
>im thinking of getting into philosophy, and i decided to check out our contemporary philosophosopherphosphoru

If you delve into Kant and Neo-Kantians he might be of speculative interest. Contemporary 'critical' philosophy and theorycel circles can and should be dipped into arbitrarily-- it really does not matter at all. What your interest in philosophy is and what your idea of it would be more helpful to know for recommendation context beyond that.

QRD: Terminator 2, Neuromancer, Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now, HP Lovecraft, Spengler's Chapter on Numbers, Kabala numerology and demonology.

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Could any of you please recommend me something worthwhile that was written in the last 5-10 years that touches on what a bloody mess we are in currently...
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>>23429110
news papers?
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>>23429110
Houellebecq
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Anything by Byung-Chul Han
It is philosophy about "burnout society", screens, loss of mystery in life etc
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>>23429110
You wouldn't get published if you really spelled out for people what's happening
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counter-currents.com
www.amren.com/

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No one pretends the best sprinter from 1900 could beat Usain Bolt. No one takes Newton's interpretation of physics seriously. Philosophy is no different. Stop fighting it.
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>>23425883
>David Chalmers
Isn't that the superintendent from The Simpsons?
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>>23425771
Plato literally answered every question in philosophy. Everyone else is just grasping at straws.
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>>23429428
He posed the questions but did not explicitly provide the answers.
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>>23429428
How does this even make sense, plenty of things can only be postulated when the time is right.
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>>23428952
Don’t pin that on us!

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Western Philosophers

Thales
Anaximander
Anaximenes
Pythagoras
Heraclitus
Parmenides
Anaxagoras
Empedocles
Zeno the Eleatic
Protagoras
Gorgias
Socrates

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BTW Reading this entire list would be a misapplication of your time. After you read the main currents of western philosophy, you should have already developed strong opinions and areas of interest, leading you down more specialized paths.
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>>23429184
Camus is literally better than most philosophers.
Retards here think that Philosophy is better if it's unknown, If the Philosophy was useful then regardless of the fucking author it is good
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>>23429896
I don’t remember. I never paid attention to him and wouldn’t know him if it wasn’t for the spam which time has shown to be an outside group making their presence felt. It was out of control and then one day it was gone

Biggest differences are the lack of the novel and poem today, way stronger gatekeeping back then, stricter moderation, and just a different tone or vibe overall
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>>23429203
>casually missing Kongzi
Total nameslurry, what's even the point
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Philosophize getting some pussy nigga

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Is it lame and pathetic to write a poem in honor of a dying pet? My little bird is dying, bros...
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>>23429644
OP is a faggot nigger
And his dead bird makes my cock bigger.
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>>23429627

Here's your poem, I'm not waiting any longer:


Little Poli, friend of mine
Always chirping, always kind

He wakes me up to start the day
At night, upon my chest he’d lay

But Poli’s old, his body’s weak
His loving birdy chirpings meek


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>>23420607
I'm sorry anon
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>>23420607
>My little bird is dying, bros...
i immediately thought of this todd rundgren song (im pretty sure the bird is a metaphor but i still hope you like it and i am very sorry for your loss):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LDBqP9pX5E

Pretty bird with feathers falling
Pretty as a lady calling
For her pink and midnight lover
As she stares into the water

And a yellow moon is rising
And there can't be no disguising
That the pretty bird is dying
With a silver arrow lying at its side


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>>23420607
No bro.. There's nothing more real you can do. Haven't had a pet bird before but I do love them they're beautiful creatures.

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For the first time in months, I go to a book dealer instead of the library, and there isn't a stack thread.
Post yours and rate other anons.
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few books I've picked up in the last month or so. currently nearly finished with a tale of two cities. I don't think it's one of his best, but I do like the characters of Madam Defarge and Sydney Carton.

Next up I'll probably do butchers crossing. I loved Stoner so hoping for more of the same from this one. After that I might give Peach Blossom Paradise a read, I picked it up based on a couple of good reviews so we'll see. Two in one Booker prize winners for Peter Carey and it was only $10 new so that's a bargain. Into the wild is a book I've read before but lost my last copy so picked this up again second hand cheaply.
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>>23429971
>Peach Blossom Paradise
Funny, I just today read the classical work from which this takes its title.
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>>23430058
I'm working my way up to that one day! Peach Blossom Spring and Dream of the Red Chamber are on my list for one day but I'm very new to Chinese literature so taking it slowly and trying to find more accessible modern works first.
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>>23430069
Well it's like two pages lol so it probably wouldn't hurt to check it out before reading Ge's book. But yeah the more significant part is the influence it exercised (probably most notably on Wang Wei) and its being an example of one of the major Chinese motifs/obsessions.
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>>23426149
I read Da Vinci's journals. Didn't work - I'm Still retarded.

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Does a philosophy or similar type of nonfiction book exist with like a philosophy or religion between deism and theism? Like not following any specific religion but still believing in heaven and needing to live an ethical life
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>>23430135
Damn I love that album, I have it on cassette.
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>>23430135

So you're looking for a rational theism that doesn't rely on any fideistic or mythological elements? Plotinus would float your boat just fine. That's not an endorsement of his views as a whole (I'm a Catholic), but it would be exactly what you're looking for, if that is what you're looking for. But to understand Plotinus, you need to read Aristotle (I don't mean that in the asshole sense but really his categories of thought won't be approachable otherwise). Actually now I think of it Aristotle would also fit the bill, to an extent, but not entirely because he just doesn't write much about God or the afterlife (take everything he says directly about God it would be ~4 pages in a word doc). But I don't recommend Plato, not because he's wrong, but because his dialogues are allusive and aporetic and reading them on their own wouldn't probably give you what you want.

So yeah read Plotinus, just be prepared for a steep learning curve. Augustine was a Plotinian before he became a Catholic. Tempting to recommend Augustine, even though he was a bishop, because he approached Christianity from the outside, which is one of the things that makes him such a fascinating thinker. Uhh and read some Olympiodorus, and some Ammonius, and some John Philoponus, and some Porphyry, and some Proclus, and some Iamblichus, and Dionysius the Areopagite, and David the Immortal, and Alexander Aphrodisias, and Boethius, and Moses the Black. All that jazz, exactly what you're looking for.
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>>23430175
Me too. How much did it cost?
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>>23430161

Do not listen to this anon, he will lead you away from the path of truth. Kant didn't think we could know anything about the things that you want to know about.

Stop reading midwit pseuds. Start reading great American statesmen.

>As de Tocqueville warned one hundred fifty years ago, obsessive materialism has infected our country. The quest for the larger house, the faster car, and the more expensive wardrobe has become the preoccupation of many people, particularly among the young. Nietzsche wrote that he foresaw the day when secular, rationalistic values would triumph and warned against what he called the 'last man,' a creature totally obsessed with security and comfort and incapable of throwing himself into a higher cause. Nietzsche rightly saw the last man as a repellant creature. We do not have to accept his nihilism to agree with his assessment. We must not fall into the syndrome Whittaker Chambers warned against when he wrote, 'The West believes man’s destiny is prosperity and an abundance of goods. So does the Politburo.'
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>>23428335
Nope, he literally had no choice. If he didn’t then the U.S. financial system would have collapsed as foreign countries started redeeming their money for gold
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>>23427416

Basing your entire economic system around a shiny rock is as materialistic as you can get. The gold standard is the pinnacle of consumerism, and he was right to nix it.
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>>23427418
The graph is sad but if I'm honest with myself I'd also rate "becoming financially well off" as one of my top goals. Not my only goal, but it is important.
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>>23427416
It wasn't possible to keep the US on the gold standard. Bankers had already legally scammed away the entire reserve. The only question was whether to let foreigners cash in their scam tokens, and Tricky Dick rugged them.
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>>23427372
I don't think even Nietzsche realized how bad it would get because what higher cause can we throw ourselves behind? Besides mastering technology and science I see little to do.

I was filtered by the first sentence. Is it the translation? Does it make more sense in French?
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First sentence for reference
>if once we were able to view the Borges fable in which the cartographers of the Empire drew up a map so detailed that it ends up covering the territory exactly (the decline of the Empire witnesses the fraying of this map, little by little, as it falls into ruins, though some shreds are still discernible in the deserts - the metaphysical beauty of this ruined abstraction testifying to a pride equal to the Empire and rotting like a carcass, returning to the substance of the soil, a bit as the double ends by being confused with the real through aging) - as the most beautiful allegory of simulation, this fable has now come full circle for us, and possessed nothing but the discrete charm of second-order simulacra.
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Imagine if you laid a life-size map of the world over the world. Well that's the world we now inhabit. A "simulated" reality.
Baudrillards theory is probably a little out of date now, being translated into English in the 1980s. It's the idea of a kind of Disneyland reality being "more real" (more perfect or more intense) than the world it copies.

Post talented writers who didn't live up to their potential
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>>23429535
>this kills the brown
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>>23429535
>yfw you realize Ashkenazi's occupy the positions they did thanks to their ill gotten wealth, German Education system and mixing with some of the German stock
>yfw every other strain of jew is an inbred, dumb dick-biting child molester
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>>23429486
do you really count as a "member of the tribe" if you were raised as a non Jew with no Jewish family and didn't even know you were genetically Jewish until you were middle aged?
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Yes.
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>>23428618
>Twitter media personalities are modern day newspaper journalists.
I was reading Mein Kampf yesterday and had this exact same thought. Especially regarding BAP and his ilk. Gotta love Hitler:
>A 30-cm shell hisses louder than a thousand Jewish newspaper vipers—so let them hiss!

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He says in twilight of the idols, that socrates replaced intuition with reason, meanwhile the sophists used reason the basically lie to gullible retarded idiots, socrates more authentically gave expression to intuition, while the sophists lied to their own intuition for meaningless personal gain.
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>>23429021
Babby's first midwit shitpost
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>>23429112
The object of intuition is the logos
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>>23430101
The conflict was all in your head since the beginning.
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>>23428213
Socrates was alright until he started yapping about ultimate judgement in the afterlife. Nietzsche was right to criticize him.
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>>23430113
Lazy dumb response. Thread dropped.


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