What books, essays, or articles have you read that have most influenced and informed your ideology? What are the most important books that everyone should read before they die?
Tao Te Ching -Lao Tsu
Everyone should read it. It's such a fun mental exercise about people uniting for common goal
On the Genealogy of Morals - Friedrich Nietzsche
>inb4 someone calls me an edgy teen
I did read it back when I was an edgy teen, but still, this fucker makes some good points.
You should educate on every possible field. This is the only to understand the "truth" and not only parts of it. Every little thing I learn, i understand as a tiny piece of a huge puzzle.Its a blind thing to only learn about biology for example. To understand lets say the nature of humans and the world, its necessary to put together the knowledge of various different fields.
Not his most well renowned, but my personal favorite. The prspectives on war and alien life are neat as is the hilarity of the mortal perspective. It's like he took the idea for Slaughterhouse Five and expanded it to science fiction while propping a lot of acid.
those books are good for nothing except intellectual masturbation.
hurrr they help you become a better critical thinker in various situations
fuck off with the shitty excuses
If you really want some formative reading, take a look through literature that's shaped the world, things like the communist manifesto, mein kampf, as well as holy books of all faiths. The broadening of your understanding of the human intellect will come naturally reading these.
You will also learn that no modern practitioners of religion understand their religions, or philosophies for that matter. They just think whatever they want or what they're told to and slap a label on themselves.
It's not exactly 'interdisciplinary', or indeed interdisciplinary at all, but I found "Gödel, Escher, Bach", by Douglas Hofstadter, to provide a very deep insight on the nature of truth, perception, language and logic, which I'd say is a pretty decent basis.
I've read this and you have to take some parts with a pinch of salt, but it's fascinating how much willpower could a person accumulate.
Agree for the most part.
On this point, I find it amazing how many people try to make sense of the world with diverse political or philosophical ideologies without having the slightest grasp of logic.
I had that book on my reading list for a while. If Im not mistaken he has a new book, an "upgraded" version of that book. Dont know which to read first
This. Fucking this. Very clever, entertaining and educational. I'm about 500 pages in right now. Don't want to finish it, don't want the experience to end.
The new book is a collaboration with a french psychologist (Sander), published in french and english at the same time.
It's about Analogy, and is almost as long as GEB.
I started with that one, and went on with GEB.
Both of them are genius.
I liked it, although it does get repetitive at times. It's basically a list of experiments that prove how irrationally people act, even when they think they're making logical choices.
Is this pretentious enough for me to be in the book club of /b?
I bet you faggots read the same book on the way to work for a year.
I appreciate the info.
You might as well shoot for the Iliad, while you're at it.
Also, has anyone else here read:
>It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
I read it in spanish.
Marcus isn't edge material. Something like Ayn Rand would be edgy, Markie Mark here just advocates doing the most good and living your life to the fullest potential you possibly can (with the two commonly conflating).
Dude wrote it as a self help book while dealing with some turbulent shit during the Empire.
Picture it like if a estoic philosopher-soldier would talk to you.
Oh wait! How could I forgot this other excellent book???
im cringing at how sharp your edge is, edgelord do you read this shit on your way to work hoping ppl will notice how much of an enlightended nigger you are? enlightened or not you're still black. Faggot. And by faggot i mean never my bro, faggot
>I was going to post the exact same book
>read it, packed my stuff, walked to innsbruck, did u bungee jump from the europabrücke
>it was a good week
I know, right? We should all strive to be a bit more like you, anon.
A ´pretty good one
This one is good too
Martin Heidegger - Being And Time
his jargon is very difficult but in the end the ideas behind the text will reward you
if you are interested this video might help you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaGk6S1qhz0