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13000104 No.13000104 [Reply] [Original]

Can somebody dumb down Freuds idea of sublimation for me? Is he saying that we channel our untapped sexual energy into activities other than sex? Like a celibate priest would have his scholarly side benefit from the celibacy? Or is that too blunt of an example?



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13000086 No.13000086 [Reply] [Original]

>i want to read russian authors
>"make sure you dont get the constance garnett translations they're bad"
>ok i will get new translations, how about richard pevear?
>"he is also bad"



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13000069 No.13000069 [Reply] [Original]

What's the best translation of The Trial?

>> No.13000081

Muir



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13000022 No.13000022 [Reply] [Original]

Can you be /lit/ and publish stuff every year? Too prolific?



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13000003 No.13000003 [Reply] [Original]

Books that offer a perspective on sexual relationships?

>> No.13000012

Stoner

>> No.13000107
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>>13000003
>video games
>art

>> No.13000110

>>13000003
Metaphysics of Sex
Symposium
The Golden Ass
The Bible
On Love by Stendhal
The Agony of Eros
Sexual Desire
Sexual Personae
Romantic Theology
The Christian mystics in general

>> No.13000121

>>13000110
Christian mystics have nothing to do with sexual relationships. The love they speak of is agape. The carnal love you speak of is eros. They are completely different.

>> No.13000150

>>13000121
Many Christian mystics such as St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila believed that the relationship between a man and a woman was akin to the relationship between God and a Soul (ie. see their metaphysical interpretations of Song of Songs). Other mystics interpreted marriage as a sacrament for other reasons, yet they all had plenty to say about both Agape and Eros. Another recommendation is Christianity and Eros



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12999991 No.12999991 [Reply] [Original]

For me, it’s Story of the Eye.

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>> No.13000004

Vineland

>> No.13000013

I fapped to kafka on the shore, but i have a straight shota fetish

>> No.13000111
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13000111

lolita

>> No.13000154

Hyperion. Scenes with Moneta
>Moneta moved back and forth above him, against him. Kassad could feel the slow clockwise stir of his excitement. He fought it, fought her, wrestled and kicked and struggled to free his arms. She was much stronger. She used her right knee to brush his leg aside. Her nipples rubbed across his chest like warm pebbles; the warmth of her belly and groin made his flesh react like a flower twisting toward the light.
>“No!” screamed Fedmahn Kassad but was silenced as Moneta lowered her mouth to his. With her left hand, she continued to pin his arms above him, with her right hand she moved between them, found him, guided him



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12999976 No.12999976 [Reply] [Original]

What am I in for? And how much did you all pay? I got the 2011 edition right now for $20

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>> No.13000014

>>12999976
why didn't you get the penguin version?

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13000072

>>12999976
>life is le bad because it hurts

>> No.13000108

>>13000072
>life is le good because it hurts
at last i truly see

>> No.13000125

>>12999976
>What am I in for
A whiny baby. Ecclesiastes has brevity and accuracy over it.

>> No.13000129

>>13000072
what is the point of it all if were destined to become ash.



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12999969 No.12999969 [Reply] [Original]

What do you guys think of my super modern poem??

>Honestly, it was hard to hug me.
I can only sit
Anyway, the movement is active
If standing still, it seems to be dropped;
I will sit in my place instead of my chair
It's not a seat,
When we are turned off with Dawn
My head comes close to a wound
With tears ....
I judged that Nagai was impossible.
After I came back,
After a while, slowly prepare for dinner.
I asked for it from morning, but
Finally, I changed the scratching taping.
I was told once in 2-3 days
It has been about 4 days.
Is it alright?
Can you do it well?
As I learned, I will tell you
Well, not much I learned
The teacher is good to stick, it's such a simple noir
However,
Younger people are more likely to be keloids
I'm worried.
What's going on
I'm afraid, when I take off the taping,
out!
It is already double lined
There is a new skin in the middle
You're standing still?
Do you move around?
I can not help because I am young.
I can not but leave a trace
Still a little beautiful? Is it cured? I want it.
Your doctor,
Although it is the wind that worked hard
Is this all right?
Is it my fault?
do not know··
However
What I can say is quite shocking.
I could read
Only there.
later,
I cannot read subtitles at all.
Ah!
Oh, did you take it? !
People are photos,
I'm taking it. . .
Well, I
Pink
It's a bitter chocolate.
I am only once



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12999965 No.12999965 [Reply] [Original]

Is this the most underrated work in modern history? It has fundamentally changed how I view the world. It's a complete dissection of Western and ancient Greek culture and basically answers every single question I ever had about "why" the world is as it is. It's absolutely criminal that this book has been forgotten about, it should be mandatory reading for everyone.

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>> No.13000133

Have you/Are you considering reading Imperium by Yockey? People mention that it's supposed to be a sequel to Spengler

>> No.13000137

>>13000038
Probably the originals, I don't have experience with the abridged edition but I think it's important to read what the author originally intended. The way it's written is Spengler will construct an argument using several different examples, talking about one example for a few pages then moving on to the next all in support of the same argument. It sometimes feels like he's repeating himself, because he is, his intent is to convince, but I think a lot of the meaning would be lost in an abridged edition.

>>13000056
He argues that all expressions of a high culture, like the Western and Greek, can be defined by what he calls a "prime symbol": infinite space for the West, in contrast, the present body for the Greeks. Just talking about art, Western art is highly abstract and meant to give the viewer an experience of depth while Greek art is meant to encapsulate the pure present moment. Complex classical music is the highest form of Western art while for the Greek it's the nude statue. He argues that Renaissance sculptors were merely imitating Classical sculptures without really understanding it, and it was only with oil painting that emphasized the horizon and classical music did Western art really come find its own footing. I'm probably bad at explaining it but the book is insanely detailed and I find it difficult to summarize in just a few words.

>> No.13000142

>>13000116
Heh, you're so right, butterfly. China is taking over. Maybe I can take you there on our honeymoon after we get married? Wouldn't that be fun? :3

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13000148

>>13000085
>muh

>> No.13000151

How the hell have people not filtered butterfly posts by now?
Like c'mon guys, they're complete bait, anti-intellectual posts which try to derail every good thread



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12999955 No.12999955 [Reply] [Original]

i'll go first
>six people transcend their mortal bodies and become a spiritual hive-mind after a mutual friend dies

>> No.13000005

>A novel is compiled by all the wordles of the world

>> No.13000106
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13000106

>>12999955
>midget is tricked into satiating jewish greed under the watchful eye of an old homosexual



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12999928 No.12999928 [Reply] [Original]

>philosophy ended with the Greeks

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>> No.13000019

>>12999946
HEY BUTTERFLY, I LOVE YOU!!! :3

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13000066

why did the world seem to become so much more complicated and boring after antiquity

>> No.13000076

>>13000066
Christianity

>> No.13000128

>>13000066
I disagree, but the imagination was limited by the boundaries of reality, it is the same as growing into adulthood.

>> No.13000134

>>13000076
BUTTERFLY, YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND SMART. MARRY ME! :3



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12999922 No.12999922 [Reply] [Original]

Are Ted Kaczynski's works worth reading? I've been seeing the name Kaczynski pop up more recently.

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>> No.13000131

>>13000080
Don't tell the truth god what to do with with his dice.

>> No.13000135

>>13000118
I got dubs for nothing now. I am going to try again.

Dubs and the techno industrial complex colapses in less than 20 years.

>> No.13000138

>>13000122
Uncle Ted is the Anti-Christ.

>> No.13000141

>>13000135
So... the industrial complex wins and the singularity arrives. Shit.

>> No.13000149

>>13000080
Quantum mechanics says hi



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12999916 No.12999916 [Reply] [Original]

I just finished this after getting totally sucked into it for a couple days. Discuss your thoughts and what I should read next so I can try to understand it better despite my speedread. Personally I think Murakami is the most "contemporary" author I've really enjoyed, I love the style of his writing.



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12999893 No.12999893 [Reply] [Original]

Go be fat somewhere else.
Literally all you have to do to stop being fat and disgusting is not eat so much, but you won't even do that.
Instead you inflict emotional trauma on people around you who have to tip toe around your obesity problem on the daily.
Stop being a fat cunt. Just stop.

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>> No.13000109

Honestly, it was hard to hug me.
I can only sit
Anyway, the movement is active
If standing still, it seems to be dropped;
I will sit in my place instead of my chair
It's not a seat,
When we are turned off with Dawn
My head comes close to a wound
With tears ....
I judged that Nagai was impossible.
After I came back,
After a while, slowly prepare for dinner.
I asked for it from morning, but
Finally, I changed the scratching taping.
I was told once in 2-3 days
It has been about 4 days.
Is it alright?
Can you do it well?
As I learned, I will tell you
Well, not much I learned
The teacher is good to stick, it's such a simple noir
However,
Younger people are more likely to be keloids
I'm worried.
What's going on
I'm afraid, when I take off the taping,
out!
It is already double lined
There is a new skin in the middle
You're standing still?
Do you move around?
I can not help because I am young.
I can not but leave a trace
Still a little beautiful? Is it cured? I want it.
Your doctor,
Although it is the wind that worked hard
Is this all right?
Is it my fault?
do not know··
However
What I can say is quite shocking.
I could read
Only there.
later,
I cannot read subtitles at all.
Ah!
Oh, did you take it? !
People are photos,
I'm taking it. . .
Well, I
Pink
It's a bitter chocolate.
I am only once

>> No.13000115

>>12999893
S(((HE))) S(((HIT))) (((HER)))SELF

>> No.13000126

I want to cum
In a nun's bum

>> No.13000143

>>12999893
Yo mama sucks dick,
Unfortunately for you,
She sucks my dick, FAG.

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13000152

Disgusting faggots

Gonna burn in hell, it's true
Mentally ill and disease ridden too
Not normal like you or I
Subhuman filth, I wish they'd all die
Sick, hedonistic, depraved and sadistic
Perverting the youth, denying the truth
Rotten to the root, gotta pull the whole tooth
So lynch you a faggot and lynch him today
Make him an example and then leave him slain



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12999877 No.12999877 [Reply] [Original]

So I finally got some free time this semester and I want to seriously learn more about philosophy and I decided to start with the greeks, what are some sources on them(doesn't matter if it's on english, french or spanish)



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12999850 No.12999850 [Reply] [Original]

Which authors do you consider to be your teachers? Nietzsche had Schopenhauer and Dostoyevsky, and Schopenhauer had the Upanishads. Who are yours?

>> No.12999852

Who are yours?

>> No.12999874

>>12999852
I guess so far mine would be Guenon, Evola, Junger, Marx, Plato, Hermes Trismegistus, and Yajnavalkya (Upanishads).

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MY ONLY TEACHER IS THE TEACHER OF TEACHERS, THE VIRGIN GENETRIX OF THE NOBLE ONES, THE EMPRESS OF THE WORLD, THE EXALTED FALLEN ONE:

S O F I A .



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12999749 No.12999749 [Reply] [Original]

what is /lit/ opinion on surrealism? any book recommendation?

>> No.12999783

I don't know much about it. I read in one of Evola's books on mountain climbing that he really liked the surrealist book "Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing" by René Daumal. If you like mountaineering and esoterism, maybe you will like that.

>> No.12999805

>>12999749
It was quite good in its early days before they all became overly-politicised in their little fanatical cults. Desnos is one of the more pure surrealists, in his manner of working and living--read Essential Poems and Writings and the book about him by Katherine Conley. Aragon is probably the most erudite, and in some respects the best technical writer--read Paris Peasant. Breton is the most sentimental, the one who's heart is most in it, exemplified especially in his later works such as Arcanum 17--read Andre Breton Selection edited by Mark Polizotti



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12999702 No.12999702 [Reply] [Original]

bugs... easy on the carrots...

>> No.12999716

>>12999702
based bugsposter

>> No.12999722

>>12999702
>...
fail
>>12999716
par for the course for a based poster

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>>12999702
no.



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12999692 No.12999692 [Reply] [Original]

EXPLAIN HEIDEGGER TO ME OR I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU! DON'T DUMB IT DOWN INTO SOME VAGUE SHIT! EXPLAIN HEIDEGGER TO ME RIGHT NOW OR I'LL LITERALLY FUCKING KILL YOU! WHAT THE FUCK IS DASEIN AND TRANSCENDENCE? WHAT THE FUCK ARE ANGUISH AND NOTHINGNESS? DON'T DUMB IT DOWN OR I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU.

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>> No.12999839

>>12999770
If you read a certain amount of philosophy then probably not because you're probably used to jargon and thinking on the margins. The only quote I keep in memory from Heidegger tho is from Introduction to Metaphysics, and should ease you into his thinking on the estrangement of modernity on human 'being':

technologically and can be exploited economically; when any incident you like, in any place you like, at any time you like, becomes
accessible as fast as you like; when you can simultaneously "experience" an assassination attempt against a king in France and a symphony concert in Tokyo; when time is nothing but speed, instantaneity, and simultaneity, and time as history has vanished from all
Being of all peoples; when a boxer counts as the great man of a
people; when the tallies of millions at mass meetings are a triumph;
then, yes then, there still looms like a specter over all this uproar the
question: what for? — where to? — and what then?

>> No.12999843

>>12999770
Fuck me:

When the farthest corner of the globe has been conquered
technologically and can be exploited economically; when any incident you like, in any place you like, at any time you like, becomes
accessible as fast as you like; when you can simultaneously "experience" an assassination attempt against a king in France and a symphony concert in Tokyo; when time is nothing but speed, instantaneity, and simultaneity, and time as history has vanished from all
Being of all peoples; when a boxer counts as the great man of a
people; when the tallies of millions at mass meetings are a triumph;
then, yes then, there still looms like a specter over all this uproar the
question: what for? — where to? — and what then?

>> No.12999863

>>12999839
>>12999843
Thank you fren

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The Being of beings is not itself a being. To speak of a being is to speak determinately.

If that's the case, then what would happen if you did mistakenly treat Being like a being? What would happen if you then tried to deduce everything else in the order of Being, all the beings we know and experience, from the pseudo-Being you have created by misidentifying Being with some particular being?

Wouldn't all the other beings of life and history, in their ownness and particularity, with all their origins and unfoldings and revelations and passings-away, then be "reduced" to the abstract, systematizing logic of the spuriously perfected pseudo-Being? What if this totalizing logic systematized the entire world, reduced all beings to an "order" of beings emanating from itself, only deriving reality from itself?

How can this process be identified with technology and the mathematization of reality, with its "purification" of all the multiplicity and spontaneity and irreducibility of the manifest life-world, its reduction of all this multiplicity and variety down to fundamentally and more "really" "the same" units and measures, just abstract quanta represented as abstract quantities?

>> No.13000039

>>12999692
Just watch this video. It doesn’t dumb it down, but goes over a lot of what you’re asking about. https://youtu.be/3audF7S0lHo

Honestly, just read the book and re-read passages you don’t get. Heidegger does make an effort to explain what he’s talking about, he’s just kind’ve a sperg and is really meant to be read in German. The best translation is the revised stambaugh because it is easier than the oldest one but not as bad as the previous stambaugh.



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12999645 No.12999645 [Reply] [Original]

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Doug is a humble pug, but the people have asked for more, so he’s obliged with this awesome New York Times bestselling collection of photos. Doug is a fashion icon, a culinary gourmand, a music enthusiast, and an all-around happenin’ guy. This book is just a sneak peek at some of his greatest adventures so far. From his furry heart to yours, enjoy!"



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