Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:04 am
$harkToootth wrote:Anyone have a fantasy/science fiction series that it seems "only you" love? Looking for something off the cuff and involving as I need to stop watching so much goddamn Howard Stern on E! circa 2001 - 2009.
bacegchsbis wrote:Just starting to check out the Mingus autobiography!
PeteeBee wrote:I just picked up Invisible Man because i embarrassingly didn’t realize that is a book, let alone such a famous one.
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:39 am
Invisible Man wrote:I assume it was Ellison. Wells is ‘The Invisible Man.’ Both pretty dope, though.
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:55 pm
Dapper Bandit wrote:$harkToootth wrote:Anyone have a fantasy/science fiction series that it seems "only you" love? Looking for something off the cuff and involving as I need to stop watching so much goddamn Howard Stern on E! circa 2001 - 2009.
If you're looking for off the cuff I would have to point you at Iain M. Banks' Culture series (set in a universe but the novels are all standalone).
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:57 am
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:05 am
$harkToootth wrote:What I'm reading:
How I'm feeling about it:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:34 pm
dozicusmaximus wrote:I'd like to read some of his stuff. But I think I need to start with some of the basics first. I've been wanting to get into philosophy for a good while now.
There is some really good shit in here and I'm only 50 pages in.
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:47 pm
$harkToootth wrote:I don't think you do. The first 40 pages of the book I posted is actually for people who may not have the done the groundwork. It's a really good introduction for 'the problems in German Metaphysics' during that period. Most of Schopenhauer's aphorisms, like Nietzsche's, can be read on their own accord. No pre-requisites.
Some philosophy does require a lot of the ground work done beforehand, namely 'ethics', 'moral philosophy' and 'political philosophy' and that is because a vast majority (read, NOT ALL) of thought comes from a few source texts (for example, any current political philosophy has a high likelihood of referencing Locke, Hobbes, Hume, Rawls, Mill, and Nozick [among others]).
I do happen to like Ancient Greek Philosophy (part of the groundwork so to speak) though because...it's fairly simple and...I can understand it. That said, I have always appreciated more 'abstract' thought like Deleuze, Foucault, Guattari, and Deridda (that said to that said, I don't 'get it' 100% of the time. 80% would be generous tbh).
That book you posted looks rad.
All coming from someone who derives a lot of moral instructions and critical thinking from 'Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn' so don't listen to me ever.
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:38 pm
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:32 am
On my phone so picture might be weird
It's a great read so far