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    The underlying logic behind "'I think therefore I...

    The underlying logic behind "'I think therefore I am" is "I exist and I think, therefore I exist". This was alredy obvious to Nietzcshe and Kierkegaard.



    So, if life on Earth ends tomorrow, the...
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    Trains. Then conformal diagrams.

    Trains. Then conformal diagrams.
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    Tirso de Molina's Don Juan for romance. ...

    Tirso de Molina's Don Juan for romance.

    Kierkegaard's Either/Or for pickup. Trust me. It just works.
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    Wow....

    Wow....
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    Keats wrote peotry for 5 years. Yeats for more...

    Keats wrote peotry for 5 years. Yeats for more than 50. It seems unfair to compare their works.
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    My academic background is in physics and no one...

    My academic background is in physics and no one expects students to do only what they are told to do.



    Bloom not including something in his cannon doesn't mean it isn't a classic. That...
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    Well, modernist poets used sonnets. Postmodernist...

    Well, modernist poets used sonnets. Postmodernist poets still use. Neruda's "Cien poemas de amor" was just only 50 years ago, which isn't much in the context of poetry's history. Frost, Cummings,...
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    I feel the same way. He was always prone to epic...

    I feel the same way. He was always prone to epic poetry, and had very serious attemps at it. Given his improvement in short lyrical poetry "over the years"... who knows.
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    Still he published it on 1820, so I guess he...

    Still he published it on 1820, so I guess he liked it...
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    That's odd. Why would you just shut up instead of...

    That's odd. Why would you just shut up instead of saying "no thanks, you evil *****"? And accepting and award you don't want for long term political purposes is just crazy.
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    Chateaubriand's "René" (1802) comes to mind.
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    No, it's a great book and a personal favourite. I...

    No, it's a great book and a personal favourite. I ment that it was disturbing to read it in a single session. It's a highly emotional and philosophically charged novel.
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    Lem's "Solaris" first reread. It felt wrong.

    Lem's "Solaris" first reread. It felt wrong.
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    Well played, Jack. Well played.

    Well played, Jack. Well played.
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    Being familiar with Frege and Russell can make...

    Being familiar with Frege and Russell can make things easier, but Wittgenstein is pretty much as self-contained of a philosopher as you will ever get. You have to be patient and... that's pretty much...
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    Now I just fall in the same category with two...

    Now I just fall in the same category with two Nobel prizes and one of the best prose writers of all time. That's awkward...

    So what literature does that reader like, so far away from modernism?
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    You mean... you dislike Eliot, Joyce and Sartre...

    You mean... you dislike Eliot, Joyce and Sartre because they succeded at communicating something instead of just trying?
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    Of asphodel, that greeny flower, like a...

    Of asphodel, that greeny flower,


    like a buttercup



    upon its branching stem

    save that's green and wooden
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    Try using speed reading techniques on book you...

    Try using speed reading techniques on book you have alredy read. Most likely it will increase your average speed, leaving comprehension % intact when you read "slow".
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    Can someone explain that "triadic line" nonsense...

    Can someone explain that "triadic line" nonsense to me?
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    Culture is a useful tool to create good art. As...

    Culture is a useful tool to create good art. As long as the read is worth it, I don't blame them for standing on the shoulders of giants.



    Anti-intellectualism? Really?
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    I would go with: 1st: Either/Or Volume 1 +...

    I would go with:

    1st: Either/Or Volume 1 + Repetition
    2nd: Either/Or Volume 2 + Upbuilding Discourses
    3rd: Fear and Trembling

    All of it published in 1843 (first year publishing anything other...
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    Cortazar.

    Cortazar.
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    You're definitely missing Cacian's point.

    You're definitely missing Cacian's point.
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    Were you expecting objective answers to any of...

    Were you expecting objective answers to any of this?



    All I mean is that textbook all-out depressing (whatever we can mean by it other than a medical expression) stories like "The Trial" or...
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