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Ay, tell me what you guys think of this essay i'm doing for my english class.
Another cold day in the hard city of Balgeria, as Ricky Johansen was making his way home after a long day working at the local grocery store warehouse. Ricky made it back to his rundown, but affordable apartment, greeted his mother briefly, and went to his room to lie in bed, and rest for a moment. He and his mother lived in the more shanty part of the city, where crime was common, and justice was rare. Pollution and smog were what people of the city breathed, the weak were picked off and robbed, for scraps of whatever of wealth they had, and acts of evil were committed often,with little to no repercussions for them. This angered Ricky to no end, so much that his hatred for such acts became a part of his being. But like always, Ricky compartmentalized theses feelings, he was aware of the fact that one man can’t simply change a society as far-gone as his own. He kept these thoughts to himself, and drifted off to sleep.
Pls do Hegel in babby form
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1) I am not, in actual fact, 12. On the contrary, I am of rule-based age to use this website.
2) I am 12 and why exactly is Hegel supposed to be a major, unavoidable capstone in philosophy? Please explain the big ideas in language that a teenager could understand.
3) In particular, please expound the history of the "Master/Slave dialectic" idea, that I assume is Hegel's, and compare this both with the "Master/Slave morality" which I assume is Nietzsche's, and furthermore with the probable "Alpha/Kek" oversimplification meme which invokes the above phrase, and is currently popular on 4chan and elsewhere.
4) Finally, was it Foucault who had the quotation about Hegel waiting patiently at the end of the roads, or is that from elsewhere? Quotes are notoriously poorly misattributed.
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Let's be honest here: You guys have obviously all read at least some of his stuff or know a bit about him.
This guy was the very definition of prodigy and potential. I'm not trying to stroke the guy off, but in all seriousness, looking at his body of work, his achievements, he could have been one of the greats. I was just reading A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and my god, everything sings. Everything is good.
Do you agree /lit/? Or was he a hack who hid behind irony like everyone here says he is?
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Honest question /lit/. Why is it that, aside from Reza Aslan, there's hardly any prominent Muslim academics in the humanities today?
I don't mean to sound orientalist, but I've been told much of this has to do with Islamic culture. The vast majority of Muslims who enter Western universities major in STEM rather than humanities or social sciences. Part of me thinks this is because their culture discourages things like deconstructionism. To compare, several prominent culture critics and deconstructionists came from Jewish backgrounds; Judaism is all about exegesis on the written Torah. In Islam, you are not allowed to interpret the Qur'an in any other way aside from what's said in the Hadith, as the Qur'an was given to one man only (Muhammad) and for good reason.
Am I wrong?