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2017-12-28 02:50:12 UTC

For philosophy I would highly recommend "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius. It's pretty much all of the emperor's writings compiled into one book. It's an essential text for Stoicism.

2018-01-03 04:48:27 UTC

The World as Will and Representation by Arthur Schopenhauer

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2018-01-03 04:48:42 UTC

If you get one as "the world as will and idea" that is trash

2018-01-03 04:48:48 UTC

Edited to ruin your mind

2018-01-05 08:09:04 UTC

Ma boy

2018-01-07 02:18:40 UTC

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2018-01-07 02:20:36 UTC

Don't just sit down and read this one. One of THE great Roman emperors and one if the greatest stoic philosophers. Read this I'm stints. Every few days pick it up and read a few passages

2018-01-07 02:21:53 UTC

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2018-01-07 02:21:58 UTC

I found this hard to get through tbh. But it's worth a read and one of the great classics of western literature

2018-01-13 22:09:59 UTC

Tf when you used to be a classics major and had to read all this stuff.

2018-01-19 03:40:33 UTC

Hello. Just wanted to say that I studied Philosophy for my undergrad and would be happy to help with recommendations.

2018-01-23 22:23:30 UTC

If anyone is looking for an introductory text to Heidegger, this essay series is a good place to start.

2018-01-29 03:38:39 UTC

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2018-01-29 03:40:30 UTC

This guy is by no means a professional author, but he is an excellent example of a normal young man who saw that society was lacking and slowly turned towards embracing his heritage and identity. Book is good because it isn't super convoluted like some works and really speaks to young people.

2018-01-30 23:47:00 UTC

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2018-01-30 23:48:36 UTC

Excellent passage. Is that Schmitt?

2018-01-31 02:27:18 UTC

Ortega y Gasset

2018-02-07 03:52:35 UTC

Just finished this book and....OMG this guy was a pan-Europeanist who rejected communism and petty nationalism!

2018-02-07 03:53:27 UTC

It's called, Revolt of the Masses, and I definitely recomend it. I am surprised I had never heard of it before finding it at Barnes and Noble. People in our movment should be reading this.

2018-02-07 03:54:01 UTC

@Deleted User Awesome! Who's the author?

2018-02-07 03:55:57 UTC

Jose Ortega y Gasset

2018-02-07 03:56:48 UTC

He's a Spanish Philosopher

2018-02-09 00:08:01 UTC

This book will have IE cards in it for the next Barnes and noble run.

2018-02-11 07:59:14 UTC

@Deleted User, just got a copy! I'm pretty stoked to start it considering your high praises.

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2018-02-20 00:06:31 UTC

This is literally a necessity!

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2018-02-21 20:46:51 UTC

@Marseille it is certainly worth reading

2018-02-21 22:24:34 UTC

@SamanthaM added to my list... So many books!!! So little time!!!!

2018-02-25 02:00:22 UTC

I've been reading Spinoza's "Ethics" for my early modern philosophy class and I'm really suprised how compatible his ideas seem to be with an identitarian and traditionalist worldview, especially considering Spinoza's (((background))). Spinoza doesn't believe in free will, he believes that all actions of a body are caused either by that body's essence (nature) or by an outside force acting on the body (nurture). Despite Spinoza not believing in free will he does believe in a different type of freedom, which he defines as having one's actions be caused by one's own essence. So in so far as a body's actions are caused by its own essence it is free, and in so far as its actions are caused by another body acting on it it is not free. One of his central ideas is that the essence of a thing is to exist, and that because of this all bodies will strive to preserve themselves in so far as their actions are caused by their own essence. So if a body is not striving to preserve its own existence it is due to another force acting on it and negating the influence of that body's own essence (think how (((cultural-marxism))) and liberalism in general have turned us against our own nature). But Spinoza doesn’t think each body strives solely for its own existence, he sees each body as being made up of other, smaller bodies which are also made up of smaller bodies which are also made up of smaller bodies and on and on ad infinitum. These smaller bodies strive to preserve their own existence, but in order to do that they have to subordinate their own will to survive to that of the larger body that they make up.

2018-02-25 02:00:24 UTC

Think of how your organs work together to preserve your body, if each organ placed the importance of its existence over that of the body as a whole the body would cease to function and would cease to exist, along with all the smaller bodies that make it up. This translates pretty perfectly to race, which is the larger body of which we are all a small part. In order to preserve our own existence we have to subordinate our own striving for existence to that of our race. There’s obviously a bit more to it than what I’ve put here, but this is long enough already and my understanding of his writing probably isn’t perfect in the first place so I’ll stop here.

2018-02-25 02:00:44 UTC

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2018-02-25 23:39:41 UTC

hell yeah brother

2018-02-27 00:08:31 UTC

I am going to have to check that out. I just got this book the other day since ethics is something I am lacking on, but is typically the starting point for our sacred values, and therefore how we develop our worldview.

2018-03-16 03:32:45 UTC

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2018-03-16 03:33:49 UTC

I'd like to flaunt my Spengler collection. One of my projects since last summer has been to get my hands on everything by or about Spengler in English. So far i've read *The Decline of the West 1 & 2, Man and Technics, Selected Essays, Aphorisms, The Hour of Decision*, and the Thoughts & Perspectives volume. To briefly sum up my thoughts, i'll say that *The Decline* is an unparalleled masterpiece. It provides a visionary and provocative framework for examining culture, history, geopolitics, religion, art, and life itself. It may also be worth mentioning that for those interested in Yockey, you kind of have to read Spengler first for *Imperium* to make much sense. I say this as a Yockey advocate. If you want to check out Spengler i suggest simply diving into *The Decline*. His other works are best viewed as extended footnotes to his magnum opus, although *Man and Technics* and *Prussianism and Socialism* are probably effective as standalone texts

2018-05-19 22:00:05 UTC

A very important passage from Aristotle.

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2018-10-30 21:47:03 UTC

if anybody wants an invite to aaaaarg.fail (like waffles/what.cd but for books) just DM me your email address

2018-10-31 03:20:20 UTC

I have a ton of downloaded PDF books if anyone wants me to dump those just let me know when and where

2018-10-31 03:20:43 UTC

@Trashboat I assume some are copyright protected?

2018-10-31 03:20:52 UTC

Nothing illegal here, guy.

2018-10-31 03:20:56 UTC

I don't know tbh

2018-10-31 03:21:05 UTC

I just have them

2018-10-31 03:21:15 UTC

I got them from a big big archive that someone sent me the link to

2018-10-31 03:21:55 UTC

We have to maintain national IE standards in these official servers. Whatever you do in your DMs is your own business.

2018-10-31 03:21:56 UTC

IE doesn’t need to get RICO’d for illegal book distribution

2019-01-03 21:58:36 UTC

Hello everyone, I'll be taking a course on Greek Philosophy at my university this coming semester. I've already talked to the professor and it seems we will be covering topics like the prevalence of homosexuality in ancient Greece....so I am wondering, do any of you have good resources to counter this narrative? I'd greatly appreciate it...please @ me.

2019-01-04 02:56:55 UTC

@Aleis⊕ccidentalis not sure you're going to be able to counter the entire narrative of prevalent degenerate sexual practices in ancient Athens (depending on what is presented), but you can make certain caveats and of course make moral arguments. You can however note that most of the writings from ancient Greece come from Athenian writings and you can't use Athens as the average Greek city-state. They were all independent after all

2019-01-04 02:59:03 UTC

a moral argument especially comes into play when discussing their affinity for "young boys." This is in fact often what their homosexuality consisted of,

2019-01-04 03:07:13 UTC

Ancient Origins references that Guardian article and debunks part of it it seems

2019-01-04 04:01:00 UTC

@VinceChaos - Thanks much. It will be great to have another perspective on this topic other than my Philosophy professor's, particularly if she chooses to omit certain details or applies geographically specific writings to all of Greek culture. Should be an interesting semester anyhow.

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