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offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-26 23:18 [#02604292]
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not the terrorist attack

im reading 101 Zen Stories, and i find interesting that
other people in the past tried to look at common traits in
religions, im talking about the story where the man quotes
the christian bible

i have recovered other books i bought in the past lately,
including one about islamic exoterism and taoism and one by
herman hesse


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-26 23:20 [#02604293]
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in other news my balls came during a nap this afternoon..
only the balls


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-06-26 23:41 [#02604295]
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david wallace-wells - the uninhabitable earth
martin amis - the second plane
iain banks - the player of games
laurence gane - introducing nietzsche: a graphic guide


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-06-27 00:24 [#02604296]
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good call getting the herman hesse btw, which is it?
siddhartha is one of my faves and i bought demian recently
but haven't started it yet.


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-27 00:30 [#02604297]
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'journey to the east' and 'Kurgast, Aufzeichnungen von einer
Badener Kur', just 'La Cura' in italian language


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-27 00:32 [#02604298]
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as for seeing a connection it was exactly the opposite for
me, as my journey to the east was the cause of my sickness


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-27 00:33 [#02604299]
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maybe i'll find some answer in the books, i bought them
years prior to the trip


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-27 00:58 [#02604301]
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properly impressed by both your commitment for self
knowledge and intellectual curiosity. Im not being
patronising i really wish to get back to this state of mind


 

offline Tony Danza from the cool zone on 2020-06-27 00:59 [#02604302]
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I read Siddharta around the same period in my life when I
was reading ok things like Aldous Huxley and cack like (ugh)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I can't say that
I received any deep wisdom in life from any of it. Siddharta
was well written and I enjoyed it.

On my plate now:

A Left That Dares to Speak Its Name: 34 Untimely
Interventions - Slavoj Žižek

The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All - Laird Barron

Capital - Karl Marx

The Nature of Code - Daniel Shiffman

Belb that Nietzsche book is awful, it's like a Buzzfeed
listicle. Read Kaufmann's book on him, or just jump straight
into Genealogy of Morals, probably his most readably
straightforward work.


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-27 01:33 [#02604303]
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basically a few jobs left i could do, and sometimes next
year i'll be 10 years without a fuck


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-06-27 01:39 [#02604304]
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yeah it's made me wince a few times but i was trying to get
an overview before i started beyond good and evil. will
stick kaufman on the list


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-27 01:44 [#02604305]
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I hope this changes for you in the near future and you get
what you want, you're a one of the good ones!


 

offline Tony Danza from the cool zone on 2020-06-27 01:47 [#02604306]
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Now that I think of it though, there are no really good
beginner's guides to Nietzsche because everyone disagrees
vehemently about him so maybe that schematic dictionary
guide is the best approach.

Also have a skim through the Nietzsche SEP article, always a good
source


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-27 01:53 [#02604307]
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out of all the philosophers you have studied who do you
reckon would be the most fun down the pub


 

offline Tony Danza from the cool zone on 2020-06-27 02:24 [#02604308]
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David Hume of course. Good sense of humour, good natured,
good tempered, he even died happy. He died as he lived: David Hume, philosopher and infidel


 

offline Tony Danza from the cool zone on 2020-06-27 02:28 [#02604309]
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Nietzsche would get absolutely wrecked, follow some girl
around bellowing that he was devoting his life to her, then
need to be kept from jumping in the river, then the next day
you wouldn't hear from him for 6 months, while he was
inventing MGTOW and Nazism.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-27 02:36 [#02604310]
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Nietzsche sounds like my mate Gareth, he would always throw
his PlayStation controller if he lost in a two game


 

offline Tony Danza from the cool zone on 2020-06-27 16:19 [#02604324]
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We've all known a Gareth or two.


 

offline Tony Danza from the cool zone on 2020-06-27 16:28 [#02604325]
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"The universality to be asserted today is not a form of
humanism, but the universality of the (class) struggle: more
than ever, global capital has to be countered by global
resistance. One should therefore insist on the difference
between class struggle and other struggles (anti-racist,
feminist, etc.) which aim at a peaceful coexistence of
different groups and whose ultimate expression is identity
politics. With class struggle, there is no identity
politics: the opposing class has to be destroyed, and we
ourselves should, in this same move, disappear as a class.
The best concise definition of fascism is: the extension of
identity politics onto the domain of class struggle. The
basic fascist idea is that of the class piece: each class
should be recognized in its specific identity and, in this
way, its dignity will be safeguarded and antagonism between
classes avoided. Class antagonism is here treated in the
same way as the tension between different races: classes are
accepted as a quasi-natural fact of life, not as something
to be left behind."

Slavoj Zizek - A Left that Dares to Speak Its Name


 

offline Cliff Glitchard from DEEP DOWN INSIDE on 2020-06-28 02:59 [#02604346]
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This week I shall be mostly reading Shane Carruth's A
Topiary script.


 

offline Tony Danza from the cool zone on 2020-06-29 14:40 [#02604391]
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But what is really at stake in today’s mess is not
primarily the destiny of the social democratic parties as
political agents, but the destiny of what Peter Sloterdijk
called "objective" social democracy: the true triumph of
social democracy occurred when its basic demands (free
education and healthcare, etc.) became part of the program
accepted by all main parties and inscribed into the
functioning of the state institutions themselves. Today’s
trend goes rather in the opposite direction: when Margaret
Thatcher was asked what she considered to be her greatest
success, she snapped back "New Labour," hinting at the fact
that even her Labour Party opponents had adopted her
economic politics.


Slavoj Zizek - A Left that Dares to Speak Its Name.


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-06-29 15:09 [#02604392]
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just as tuition fees are designed to be clawed back once
students are employable, hospital fees will one day be
clawed back in perpetuity from those lives they've saved. so
sez my crystal ball anyway. we had a good run


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-29 15:20 [#02604393]
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i finished 101 zen stories, i didn't read a whole book in
years


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-29 15:55 [#02604394]
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nice one, did you enjoy it? i really feel like having a
browse in a bookstore when this is all over, I truly believe
books are one of the best things to relax and feel good in
life


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-29 16:10 [#02604395]
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i found it funny sometimes like i didn't before, and found
different things in common rather than when i bought it in
my mid 20s



 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-06-29 16:28 [#02604396]
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at times


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-06-29 16:54 [#02604397]
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yeah your brain/perception changes as you age, stuff i
wouldnt have liked when I was young i pay attention to now


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-07-01 08:27 [#02604558]
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i read a few lines of journey to the east and felt disgusted


 

offline Portnoy on 2020-07-01 09:42 [#02604564]
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im re-reading Jacob Abbot's Alexander the Great - I have
mentioned it here im sure. I read it regularly. Don't know
what it is about this book - it's not particularly in depth,
has very broad strokes about Alexander's life, it's just so
simple and easy to digest. IT's old so it's absolutely free.
There's a cute audio version by Lizzie Driver on librivox.

have that Why Nations Fail lined up which keeps getting
recommended, but just don't have the willpower it


 


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