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R: 6/ A: 1 Just finished reading 1984 Good book, if a tad too lengthy. From the references of it I normally see people making, I thought it would be more focused on "SURVEILLANCE BAD" and "STOP GROUP THINKING", but from what I saw it is more focused on the everyday living in a totalitarian regime, and how people cope with the restrictions and adapt. Part 1 was alright, took me a few days to read. Part 2 was so boring I almost gave up reading the book, I even took a break of several months from it, but then I took a large spoiler that O'Brien was a thought cop and that picked my interest again. Part 3 was by far the best, I started and finished it in 2 days (due to time constraints, I almost finished in 1), I found the whole process of his "reform" very interesting. I like how the book has a bad end (although I guess from his perspective it was a happy end?), I wish I knew more literature like that with a non-heroic protagonist, I am tired of the same old "...and then the good guy beats evil and gets the girl and lives happy ever after the end".
R: 0 Anyone Have a good web page to download fil script
R: 6/ A: 1 673126 I am like 99% certain that this man has written more than two books (How To Make Money In Your Spare Time; How To Be a Drug Dealer) and I need to find them also 673126 thread I guess
R: 1 Homebrew Philosophy Anyone here working on some form of pet philosophy projects? Any anon-sourced musings that are worth a damn? Any obscure blogs that you know of? Anything homebrew or unknown is welcome. Good discussion can come from analyzing unknown ideas.
R: 6/ A: 1 Moses and Monotheism We're reading Moses and Monotheism (Freud's last work) in #book-club on the Philosophy Discord. The next discussion is on Friday if you feel like jumping in. It's not a lot of reading (only about 175 pages total) and we're just going to summarize the first two parts in the next meeting. PDF: https://dspace.gipe.ac.in/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10973/36803/GIPE-011645.pdf Disco: https://discord.gg/7WdhK58Wpu friday: 21:30 EDT 20:30 CDT 19:30 MDT 18:30 PDT saturday: 01:30 GMT/UTC
R: 4/ A: 4 I'm resourceful. I'm creative, I'm young, unscrupulous, highly motivated, highly skilled. In essence what I'm saying is that society cannot afford to lose me. I'm an asset.
R: 3/ A: 1 Has ChOVID taken your learning ambitions away? Seriously bros, I have had so many issues with learning recently. All I can think about is the massive deaths and I can't focus. How do you not let China take control of your mind and your ambitions?
R: 8 >you agree that manga is literature too, right anon?
R: 4 can any philosopher explain why the admin keeps creating boards on topics with no demand?
R: 3 based ikkyu Ikkyu is a contender for top chad in philosophy, after Diogenes and gang. > gets enlightened > drink heavily > marry a 14 year old blind girl > they called him out for it > "nah, im enlightened, i can do anything" lol > He died from malaria when he was 87. His last words were “I don’t want to die”, which was totally unexpected from an enlightened monk, but it fits Ikkyū’s character.
R: 4 Schopenhauer did nothing wrong. Drop what you're doing right now and start reading The World as Will and Idea volume 1. This book will turn your life around and tell you the TRUTH about what our world is and who you are. This volume 1 is 200 pages split across 4 chapters. > I The World as Idea The Idea Subordinated To The Principle Of Sufficient Reason: The Object Of Experience And Science. > II The World as Will The Objectification Of The Will. > III The World as Idea The Idea Independent Of The Principle Of Sufficient Reason: The Platonic Idea: The Object Of Art. > IV The World as Will The Assertion And Denial Of The Will To Live, When Self-Consciousness Has Been Attained.
R: 2/ A: 1 What's your comfort book? The book you always go back to when you're bored or don't know what to read? For me it's Hatchet (picrel).


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