Is Machiavelli still relevant today, /lit/?
Please, give me a compelling alternative to nihilism. I've got a long life ahead of me and I can't live like this, but I don't have the will to end it yet.Everyone except me seems to have something animating them, none of it convinces me, but I'm jealous.
Why didn't you save them, /lit/?>Theodora Kaczynski>Yukina Mishima>Ernestine Hemingway>Friedrika Nietzsche
When did you realize nothing was ever good?
>these miraculous organs formed by itself brobooks on how athiesm is retarded?
>China seems to me the most perfect symbol of the kind of social well-being that a highly centralized administration can offer to peoples who submit to it. Travelers tell us that the Chinese have tranquillity without prosperity, industry without progress, stability without force, and material order without public morality. Their society always gets on fairly well but never very well. I imagine that when China is opened to Europeans, they will find the finest model of administrative centralization that exists in the universe.
can psychoanalysis be considered a science? it is real? things like penis envy make me think it's total bullshit or that it shouldn't be taken literally
What's the point of reading Hegel when Marx took everything of value from him?
What are some nice books that also adults can enjoy? I really enjoyed the Moomins growing up and the books are really beautiful and have themes that everyone can understand and enjoy, from depression, abuse to friendship and adventure. The Moomins still give me joy to this day and would like pass on that joy to my kids.Winnie the Pooh, with the Zen of Pooh and the Russian version are similar to the Moomins. Any other good childrens books?
>"Protestantism is a halfway point to Atheism. I enter a protestant church and it resembles your average community library. Where's the grandeur, the history, the awe? Protestants would rather philosophize religion than worship, and so they imagine themselves peers of God, far more than his subjects. The true purpose of religion is to strike fear into your heart. You acquire a healthy fear of God, and this way, ritual overtakes philosophy and the religion retains its mythos and tradition. Protestants will never understand Catholicism."Was he right?