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Why can't we merge the three main theories in anthropology, or, all of them for that matter? What empirical unvalidated assumptions remain between and within them? Culture theory (semiotics), post-structuralism and diffusion-ism. What is, essentially, the difference between all the major theories at their fundamental level of assumption and which is most prominent at the moment in unified academic circles?
I'm selling 20 or so of my paperbooks.
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I am a traitor to the revolution.
I own about 350 books, about 250 of which are on my shelves, the okay and good books, and about 100 of which are in the attic, the bad books. Due to storage problems. Also, so I don't have to look at them.
I decided, since I'm really poor, to get rid of some of the attic books. I've picked out 20, which I shall mention some of in a minute, and sell them to a local bookstore. I doubt I'll get much a book, but I'm not sure. Together, I'll get a bit.
The books include Salem's Lot, The Stranger, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Huck Finn, and others. How does this make you feel?
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"Mill was a notably precocious child. He describes his education in his autobiography. At the age of three he was taught Greek. By the age of eight he had read Aesop's Fables, Xenophon's Anabasis, and the whole of Herodotus, and was acquainted with Lucian, Diogenes Laërtius, Isocrates and six dialogues of Plato. He had also read a great deal of history in English and had been taught arithmetic, physics and astronomy. At the age of eight he began studying Latin, the works of Euclid, and algebra, and was appointed schoolmaster to the younger children of the family. His main reading was still history, but he went through all the commonly taught Latin and Greek authors and by the age of ten could read Plato and Demosthenes with ease. His father also thought that it was important for Mill to study and compose poetry. One of Mill's earliest poetry compositions was a continuation of the Iliad. In his spare time, he also enjoyed reading about natural sciences and popular novels, such as Don Quixote and Robinson Crusoe."
>tfw your father will never force you to be a child genius
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So i've started Fear and Loathing on the Campaign trail, and I don't want to sound like an ignorant asshole, but Hunter S. Thompson is ACTUALLY a very good writer. I love his style, his frantic, disjointed pacing, his imagery is weird and twisted (which is to be expected for someone who love psys as much as he did) but he seems to have such a firm, vice-like grip on reality for some drug-crazed outsider. Which he wasn't, but, as I said, I was ignorant.
Did/does anyone else find this surprising?