[ overboard / sfw / alt / cytube] [ leftypol / b / hobby / tech / edu / games / anime / music ] [ meta ] [ GET / ref]

/edu/ - Education

Learn, learn, and learn!
Name
Email
Subject
Comment
Flag
File
Embed
Password (For file deletion.)

| Catalog | Home

File: 1616991725568-0.pdf (211.89 KB, 67x118, anonymous-to-the-customers.pdf)

File: 1616991725568-1.pdf (303.57 KB, 67x118, serafinski-blessed-is-the-….pdf)

File: 1616991725568-2.pdf (1.1 MB, 208x300, Tom Nomad - The Master's T….pdf)

 No.5329[Reply]

Hi. Is there anyone interested in doing an Anarcho-Nihilist reading group? The purpose would be to help get a better understanding of the individualist/nihilist/'post-left' currents in anarchy.
I have a few text suggestions but i'd like to reach concensus if not do a poll on what to read.

Also, let this be a general PDF repo for non-leftist anarchist thought.
>>

 No.5332

try /dead/ maybe
>>

 No.5335

>>5332
It's more useful to ask here.
>>

 No.5336



File: 1616443017870.png (26.91 KB, 419x269, Free_Culture_dot_org_logo.png)

 No.5215[Reply]

Whatever happened to the free/open culture movement?
In the late 00's there was this big push against copyright law and in favor importing/adapting the values of free software to general culture and media but once we entered into the 10's it puffed away like if it had never existed.
I made this same thread on lainchan months ago and one of the answer said that "Copyright law became more flexible and managed to adapt to the internet making Creative Commons and the like irrelevant" and that's truth, the issue now is if a free culture is still worth fighting for when it seems like content creators are protective as ever.
24 posts and 3 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
>>

 No.5286

>>5277
But the difference is that the rights you surrender are legal fiction while your computer is material reality. See the post above yours.
>>

 No.5287

>>5286
your ISP threatening to blacklist you and withhold service is also material reality
>>

 No.5316

>>5237
>Gavin Mueller
In a recent interview he compares the FOSS movement to the Luddite movement. While this is a take I've never heard before, the more I think about it the more it makes sense. https://novaramedia.com/2021/03/26/luddites-hackers-saboteurs/
>>

 No.5317

>>5316
Apparently Johan Söderberg shared similar sentiments in his 2008 book, Hacking Capitalism: The Free and Open Source Software Movement and later from Mueller's colleague, Maxigas in the Journal of Peer Production. Both are/were associated with the P2P Foundation.
>>

 No.5331

File: 1617002109074.jpg (40.26 KB, 577x668, EJrdrChXYAIKzUF.jpg)

So in the end is an free culture still worth fighting for?


File: 1616957335844.png (440.23 KB, 630x480, vulgarizators.png)

 No.5325[Reply]

One of the recent trend in youtube video productions, and one of my favorite and best thing to come of this media imo, has been the birth of various field experts that start doing the work of actually explaining to the enthusiast various knowledge relevant to their skills, an act know as "vulgarization".

Vulgarization has always been a concern of science, because sharing the knowledge is an important part of the process, and many advances are made from people who just happen to have some relevant knowledge to a problem in their own field, or who need a problem fixed and hear of a new thing that might be applicable to their case. Nobody can build upon a knowledge he does not know yet.
But it was sadly limited by the need for the expert to use intermediaries, such as "science journalists", to reach a wide audience, with all the misconceptions someone not educated on the subject can bring, and the high cost for the enthusiast who'd like to know more of a subject, but can't really justify going to a specialist conference far away where he won't understand half of it just cause a subject sound interesting.

Youtube has allowed some of these more pedagogic experts to do focused vulgarization on important piece of their fields, with often surprising quality given the lack of financial means.

So here I will share my favorites ones, and ask you to share if you know of any good ones yourself, because sadly, all the ones I know of are in my own language.


First, Homo Fabulus, a biologist.
I recommend taking a look at his serie on morality, and it's potential biological origin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jkIONNqBcg&list=PL8mPrvnM78yJ78OqgF4xtvJyOvJTeWjiz&index=1
(note: it's in french, but for that one there are english subtitles available)

Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>

 No.5326

thunderf00t has some cringe content but he also does important work debunking dumb futurist meme tech
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQJW3WMsx1q0js6FvjO89H62m60SoHdE6
>>

 No.5328

>>5325
for history I like Military History Visualized
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK09g6gYGMvU-0x1VCF1hgA


File: 1616108617322.jpg (18.81 KB, 400x400, GTnUpITb_400x400.jpg)

 No.5179[Reply]

how do I convince zoomers that watching YouTubers and streamers is not a substitute for reading original texts?
10 posts and 1 image reply omitted. Click reply to view.
>>

 No.5267

File: 1616591080921.png (1.02 MB, 2048x1409, 1615374445051.png)

>>5179
This is essentially the question of how to get zoomers to understand their brains and their minds have been shattered by a universe of superfluous approaches to anything even slightly intellectual and constant flashing lights designed to distract them, and also how to help them break that cycle of distraction and start toughening their minds up to be able to handle anything more complex. Whether the topic is socialism or any other, watching youtube videos or streams is and always be an inadequate substitute for the real intellectual and mental nourishment found in books. I mean, really, the only meaningful course of action would be to find a way to help them improve their lives in general unironically. This can't be done over the internet. So, maybe approach zoomers in real life and try to impact their lives?!?
The fundamental fact about this kind of zoomer is that they HAVE to believe watching Vaush or Shaun or even listening to Chapo (as clear and straightforwardly as they present their content as purely entertainment), because reading for them is genuinely harder than for anyone who already has built that habit or just isn't stuck in the whirlwind of ADHD internet content! And, also important to remember is that reading probably it's gonna seem even harder than it really is before they actually do it, cause the human brain naturally recoils at being challenged to do something harder than it is accustomed to. Plus, many of them will have been presented with an exaggerated estimation of how hard reading actually is their whole lives, or at least have created that estimation for themselves in order to have an excuse to not do it.
Finally, it's good to regard that reading doesn't mean you have to read every volume of Capital (although the first is pretty mandatory IMO), all of Althusser's work, along with all of Cockshott, Hegel, Lenin, and all of Zizek and Chomsky to boot. Only some people will have that much interest and motivation, but really reading Capital Vol1 shouldn't be built up like some fuckin Everest only to be climbed by big-brains, it's really not that hard really.
>>

 No.5269

>>5267
>The fundamental fact about this kind of zoomer is that they HAVE to believe watching Vaush or Shaun or even listening to Chapo (as clear and straightforwardly as they present their content as purely entertainment)

Meant: HAVE to believe watching Vaush or Shaun or even listening to Chapo (as clear and straightforwardly as they present their content as purely entertainment) is an appropriate substitute for reading actual theory because reading for them is genuinely harder than for anyone who already has built that habit or just isn't stuck in the whirlwind of ADHD internet content!

>And, also important to remember is that reading probably it's gonna seem even harder than it really is before they actually do it


Meant: reading is gonna seem even harder than it really is, TO THEM before they actually do it
>>

 No.5276

I'm building on the premise of interpolation.

We've all been raising under Capitalism and have, as a result, had the profit motive deeply ingrained into us. Here I slightly part from rigid marxist line, and say that the profit motive here isn't only economic; it's also libidinal, psychological. The question one asks once they look at a book is, is it worth it? Even if they know, and admit in conversation that they should read it, they won't. To appropriate a Marx qoute "they don't know it, but they're doing it" one could argue today, in a different context, that they do know, yet they're still not doing it. How do we get people to read, I think good videos do inspire the viewer to want to learn. It's somehow getting them to take the "plunge" which seems to be the insurmountable task.
>>

 No.5304

>>5179

Tell them that many of the key ideas of the books are already discussed in the internet, thus, making it easier for them to catch up. For example, telling them to take their time to learn some important economic concepts instead of diving right into Das Kapital; showing them what they'll encounter in a certain book; just preparation in general, makes it easier for them.
>>

 No.5305

>>5267
This is why starting them on a beginner text is good
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1938/09.htm


File: 1616474940950.png (6.62 KB, 35x40, Screen Shot 2021-03-22 at ….png)

 No.5223[Reply]

so what does this board have to offer
15 posts and 4 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
>>

 No.5240

>>5223
This board mainly offers books
>>

 No.5245

>>5240
any recommendations
>>

 No.5246

File: 1616535254024.png (530.23 KB, 1920x1080, MIA marxist introduction.png)

>>

 No.5253

>>

 No.5301

>>5228
>theoryhead
>Vaush
Faggot, please!!!!


File: 1616265186692.png (69.81 KB, 753x326, ClipboardImage.png)

 No.5201[Reply]

I've seen in a lot of leftist YouTube videos Communists typically respond to the "tragedy of the commons" argument by referring to the history of Europe and how lands that were actually held in common ownership had private property introduced by force to alienate people from their means of production. are there any books that elaborate on the history of private property in detail, with reference to specific political leaders, parties, and events?
>>

 No.5202

I have a vague sense Maupin wrote a book on that but I could be wrong
>>

 No.5205

>>5202
I don’t see it. almost all of his books seem to be about modern politics based on their summaries, except City Builders which happens to reference (literally) ancient history. are you getting it mixed up with something else or is that it?
>>

 No.5212

>>5205
Ah isn't a book coming back to the thought I think it was a rant about the horrors of the seizure of the commons in one of his talks


File: 1614451969760.png (752.99 KB, 1024x768, Meme2.0.png)

 No.5064[Reply]

There's been alot of talk lately of Metaphysics and Idealism as bad andf wrong
Contrary to Materialism and Dialectics which is the right method worldview etc
But I got the feeling alot of people use Idealism and Metaphysics interchangable without really understanding both
So I want to start a constructive discussion about these things
I'll start with a quote
The two basic (or two possible? or two historically observable?) conceptions of development (evolution) are: development as decrease and increase, as repetition, and development as a unity of opposites (the division of a unity into mutually exclusive opposites and their reciprocal relation)The two basic (or two possible? or two historically observable?) conceptions of development (evolution) are: development as decrease and increase, as repetition, and development as a unity of opposites (the division of a unity into mutually exclusive opposites and their reciprocal relation)
-Lenin
The metaphysical or vulgar evolutionist world outlook sees things as isolated, static and one-sided. It regards all things in the universe, their forms and their species, as eternally isolated from one another and immutable. Such change as there is can only be an increase or decrease in quantity or a change of place. Moreover, the cause of such an increase or decrease or change of place is not inside things but outside them, that is, the motive force is external. Metaphysicians hold that all the different kinds of things in the universe and all their characteristics have been the same ever since they first came into being. All subsequent changes have simply been increases or decreases in quantity. They contend that a thing can only keep on repeating itself as the same kind of thing and cannot change into anything different.
-Mao
16 posts omitted. Click reply to view.
>>

 No.5140

>>5139
Wasnt trying to be rude or anything just wanted to make a point about what vulgar evolutionism means
>>

 No.5207

File: 1616314870346.png (19.83 KB, 1303x132, brave_DccP1kDuB6.png)

Are they right?
>>

 No.5209

>>5207
Ye. Most of dialectical materialism is about ironing out the inconsistencies of Hegel in his Philosophy of Right
>>

 No.5210

File: 1616338065270.png (64.4 KB, 1345x322, brave_o5bACtZWcb.png)

>>5209
What about this?
>>

 No.5211

>>5210
There is definitly a difference between materialism and idealism
trying to find a middle point between both doesnt work with Hegel or Marx
Lenin called this out as dumb


File: 1616267834768.jpeg (169.3 KB, 739x1024, download.jpeg)

 No.5204[Reply]

Did the Renaissance change art only for the better?

For example, are there any negative things to say about the way music evolved during that period?

All I hear and read about Renaissance art (hell, anything to do with the period, for that matter) are positive things or at least it's talked about in a positive light. Zero criticisms of it whatsoever.
>>

 No.5206

Kant and Heidegger critique Renaissance philosophy if that’s something you’re looking for


File: 1615416680455.jpg (1.74 MB, 4000x3000, NEET.jpg)

 No.5112[Reply]

This thread is for us NEETS to help each other and give tips to aspiring NEETS
For example how to get NEET buxs
How to cope with the mental consequences of beeing a NEET
how to overcome the creeping loneliness and slow mental declince
How to occupy yourself during these long boring lonely nights
I'll start I really love nightwalking the night time is my only possibility to get out of my room without having to cope with the anxiety that comes with going outside
So that really gives me the possibility to get some fresh air and exercise without stressing myself out
17 posts and 4 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
>>

 No.5192

>>5188
Even when translated they aren't the same. NEET is just a fancy term for someone who's unemployed and doesn't go to school either, while hikkis/shut-ins are a serious psychological issue.

If you're a NEET and you don't spend all your day in front of a computer then I applaud (and envy) you.
>>

 No.5195

>>5192
Not every hikki suffers from serious psychological issues though; some start out as freeters. Similar to this anon >>5177 I've been a NEET for nearly three years. Early on my neighbors once called me a vampire because they only ever saw me leave the house at night. Since the pandemic-driven lockdowns began that's become much less frequent, though (my 24/hr Wal-Mart started closing at 11pm everyday). Other than that, I've spent most days sitting in front of my computer; I'm basically a shut-in. My family has a history of attention deficit disorders but the last time I tried applying to the health insurance marketplace I was offered super unreasonable rates.
>>

 No.5198

Are there any major differences of characteristics between urban and suburban, over the patterns of hikikomori or NEETs? The latter seems like it'd be far more alienating, suburbia being already very atomized. How many NEETs are residing in cities anyways compared to suburban or rural areas?
>>

 No.5200

>>5188
pretty sure both words come from Japan
>>

 No.5203

>>5200
Nah it's from UK and then spread to Asia for some reason.


File: 1615510745768-0.png (86.94 KB, 380x328, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 1615510745768-1.png (305.71 KB, 216x1014, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 1615510745768-2.pdf (2.4 MB, 195x300, heidegger1977.pdf)

 No.5121[Reply]

The Age of the World Picture

Essay by Heidegger.
17 posts and 11 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
>>

 No.5152

>>5149
>>5147

All of these are on libgen lol

https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=072D4B2220C492BAA1E28AEDDDD43D5E
https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=1E4A42E36378DF8DD4C0EED54DA4A201
https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=8AE331F44A505BED09FAB03D08FF04A0
https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=D79AD1072F92D1CA8B347F48448A2A07

The other Inwood that you'll find on libgen is a pretty dope Hellenist (though he participates in the analytic vice that has paralyzed so much of the study of classical philosophy)
https://libgen.is/search.php?req=inwood&open=0&res=100&view=simple&phrase=1&column=def

>>5148
I havent read Pinkard's nor have the capacity to judge the quality. I just preferred Inwood to Miller. Cambridge has a formidable translation machine for these assholes (e.g. Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer) and what I have read of the Cambridge 'Logic' ed. has been good. It seems that after translating all the major works and lectures in the s.20th, Oxford in the s.21st has been focusing on getting the Hegel's lectures re-dealt with (I imagine new manuscripts came to light or there was a breakthrough in text-establishment). This means giving the major works to over Cambridge at least for a while. I am enraged that Inwood's translation of the Aesthetics Lectures is in a Penguin Classics and the best (as far as i know) 'Philosophy of Right' is in a OWC; neither series uses ink good enough to withstand even gentle erasing, the paper is acidic, and the margins too small. Considering that Hackett can make competitively priced books with good ink on Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>

 No.5153

Preface: A Philosophical Fantasy – Steven Shaviro. 2009. in « Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics » (MIT)

This book originated out of a philosophical fantasy. I imagine a world in which Whitehead takes the place of Heidegger. Think of how important Heidegger has been for thinking and critical reflection over the past sixty years. What if Whitehead, instead of Heidegger, had set the agenda for postmodern thought? What would philosophy be like today? What different questions might we be asking? What different perspectives might we be viewing the world from?
The parallels between Heidegger and Whitehead are striking. Being and Time was published in 1927, Process and Reality in 1929. Two enormous philosophy books, almost exact contemporaries. Both books respond magisterially to the situation (I’d rather not say the crisis) of modernity, the immensity of scientific and technological change, the dissolution of old certainties, the increasingly fast pace of life, the massive reorganizations that followed the horrors of World War I. Both books take for granted the inexistence of foundations, not even fixating on them as missing, but simply going on without concern over their absence. Both books are antiessentialist and antipositivist, both of them are actively engaged in working out new ways to think, new ways to do philosophy, new ways to exercise the faculty of wonder.
And yet how different these two books are: in concepts, in method, in affect, and in spirit. I’d like to go through a series of philosophical questions and make a series of (admittedly tendentious) comparisons, in order to spell out these differences as clearly as possible.

1. The question of beginning
Where does one start in philosophy? Heidegger asks the question of Being: “Why is there something, rather than nothing?” But Whitehead is splendidly indifferent to this question. He asks, instead: “How is it that there is always something new?” Whitehead doesn’t see any point in returning to our ultimate beginnings. He is interested in creation rather than rectification, Becoming rather than Being, the New rather than the immemorially old. I would suggest that, in a world where everything from music to DNA is continually being sampled and recombined, and where the shelf life of an idea, no less than of a fashion in clothing, can be measured in months if not weeks, Whitehead’s question is the truly urgent one. Heidegger flees the chaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>

 No.5154

For a second I thought that the one on the pic is Luka
>>

 No.5155

>>5152
>All of these are on libgen lol
Oh, I must be blind then. Thanks again
>>

 No.5199

File: 1616259861413.png (189.05 KB, 916x885, ClipboardImage.png)

>>5146
wtf is going on here


Delete Post [ ]
[ overboard / sfw / alt / cytube] [ leftypol / b / hobby / tech / edu / games / anime / music ] [ meta ] [ GET / ref]
[ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32 / 33 / 34 ]
| Catalog | Home