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    (Original post by Sir Esh)
    You like those philosophers, don't you? And there's no need to hide if you enjoy Nietzsche
    Well reading Nihilist books isn't exactly something to be proud of..


    Craghyrax: My interview overall was a disaster. I am preparing myself to go to soas and face rejection now.
    Finally I can stop worrying about Cambridge and read some books.
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    (Original post by Ayumi)
    Craghyrax: My interview overall was a disaster. I am preparing myself to go to soas and face rejection now.
    :hugs: .. we can only wait and see...
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    I'm waiting on Durham and Cambridge. If I get Cambridge, then obviously not. If I got Durham, however.. I'd find it a tough decision. York seems lovely and seems to have lovely down to earth people, and the city is really stunning even though the campus is hideous. Its Politics department is 5th in the country and definitely better than Durham's. York's also closer to everyone I know. However.. the whole traditional collegiate aspect of Durham is very appealing and I'm drawn to that. Having said that, I don't want to be stuck at Uni with loads of snobs.. so I dunno.. tough one really! If you have any comments to offer, please do so
    I'm not in the best state to comment right now, tis late and I need to be up early, but I'll comment more soon!
    York is collegiate. I didn't realise quite how much until I arrived. Ok, the teaching is centralised, not done by college, but most other things are.
    I personally wasn't taken by Cambridge; I got my offer from them but picked York over them and am mostly happy with my choice (Ok, I still have the odd late night wonder why!), it's personal preference though, I know most people would obviously take Cambs at the drop of a hat.
    Will say more tomorrow, but at the end of the day, noone can make the choice for you, it's all on you; if you can, take a visit to each, and follow your instincts, even if you can't explain exactly why you choose the one you do, go with it.
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    :eek: I can't believe that I missed talk on Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice! And Demon, I have some issues to take you up on concerning the former and your constant referral to yourself as "only being a trashy fantasy/sci-fi reader"- for this are you calling all fantasy and sci-fi trashy or just a few that you feel are trashy? Because if it's the former then we have more issues!:security: :p: So how has everyone been?
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    (Original post by Elements)
    :eek: I can't believe that I missed talk on Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice! And Demon, I have some issues to take you up on concerning the former and your constant referral to yourself as "only being a trashy fantasy/sci-fi reader"- for this are you calling all fantasy and sci-fi trashy or just a few that you feel are trashy? Because if it's the former then we have more issues!:security: :p: So how has everyone been?
    Lol! Elements, I'm afraid you'll need to wait *counts* ..15 days before Demon can answer you. PM might be best. However, he certainly needs a talking to, and I'll happily join the fray if you call it to my attention!
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    (Original post by King Leigh)
    I'm not in the best state to comment right now, tis late and I need to be up early, but I'll comment more soon!
    York is collegiate. I didn't realise quite how much until I arrived. Ok, the teaching is centralised, not done by college, but most other things are.
    I personally wasn't taken by Cambridge; I got my offer from them but picked York over them and am mostly happy with my choice (Ok, I still have the odd late night wonder why!), it's personal preference though, I know most people would obviously take Cambs at the drop of a hat.
    Will say more tomorrow, but at the end of the day, noone can make the choice for you, it's all on you; if you can, take a visit to each, and follow your instincts, even if you can't explain exactly why you choose the one you do, go with it.
    Yes, I'd understood they are collegiate, and have heard how good their tutoring and support is. You were accepted by Cambridge and refused? Wow! That's quite some feather in your cap, eh? I'm surprised, but I think I can perhaps comprehend why. Cambridge is very pressurised, and I guess if you go there you've got to know that you don't mind having a stupid workload or being expected to live up to unrealistic expectations. (Not that I assume this has to be your reason) Also I hear York is a fun and friendly place with a good student life.. so yeh Good for you! So you must have had, like, all As or something?
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    (Original post by Ayumi)
    Well reading Nihilist books isn't exactly something to be proud of..


    Craghyrax: My interview overall was a disaster. I am preparing myself to go to soas and face rejection now.
    Finally I can stop worrying about Cambridge and read some books.
    Ah, but was Nietzsche a nihilist? Because a lot of people would say that he is not. And looking at how he terms nihilist, he well may not have either. Then again, his views / definitions do seem to waver somewhat. . . (thank you, critical essays by Soloman!)

    And from the above it looks like I may just have prepared enough for my interview on Monday and Tuesday!
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    Monday and Tuesday? Let us know how it goes! I'm 99% sure you're going to get in!
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    lol, I wish I were that sure. Then again, if I were that sure, I might get too cocky and relaxed, and then not get in after all :rolleyes:

    Oh well, we'll see.

    And after next week, I will also finally be able to read what I want to read Then again, with the English War. Lit. exam in January, I need to go over all of those books / poems / excerpts again >_< Still time for the odd bit of better reading, though, I hope, while I enjoy my holiday in Goa! ^.^
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    (Original post by Sir Esh)
    Ah, but was Nietzsche a nihilist? Because a lot of people would say that he is not. And looking at how he terms nihilist, he well may not have either. Then again, his views / definitions do seem to waver somewhat. . . (thank you, critical essays by Soloman!)
    Well Nietzsche was the founder of nihilism..
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    (Original post by Sir Esh)
    lol, I wish I were that sure. Then again, if I were that sure, I might get too cocky and relaxed, and then not get in after all :rolleyes:

    Oh well, we'll see.

    And after next week, I will also finally be able to read what I want to read Then again, with the English War. Lit. exam in January, I need to go over all of those books / poems / excerpts again >_< Still time for the odd bit of better reading, though, I hope, while I enjoy my holiday in Goa! ^.^
    I went to India at about this time of year. It was horrid! I wish I'd gone when it was cooler. And that wasn't because I wasn't used to heat or anything . Ah well, I daresay you're used to it...

    Yeh that was the coolest thing after my interview; freedom. The first thing I did on the train back was to pull out a book I really wanted to read. (The Dresden Files book 2 that Demon lent me...)

    Well yeh I'm sure you wouldn't want to be cocky in the interview. But the thing is, no matter how we kid ourselves, we can't come across as anyone other than ourselves when we're under that kind of pressure, so its useless speculating what we should or shouldn't do... The interview goes so fast as well!

    I was lucky with my E.Lit at A level. I didn't have to do a scrap of work for it. Maybe that's because we didn't have any war.lit. I don't know. At any rate, I only ever read the course books once each, I did no research, and I didn't even bother to read all (or any outside of class) of the poems we had for the Metaphysical poetry module. I made up for all that with the Chem
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    (Original post by Ayumi)
    Well Nietzsche was the founder of nihilism..
    Socialism evolved into something quite different to its idealistic origin (eg communism.. marxism and socialism as its understood today) Just because Marx was its founder does not mean it still represents all of his ideals accurately!

    The same could be said of, for instance, Jesus Christ and 'christianity' as it is understood by various denominations today.
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    (Original post by Ayumi)
    Well Nietzsche was the founder of nihilism..
    Not according to Robert C. Soloman

    Anyway, what's philosophy doing in the lit. soc?! *shocked*

    *gets broom*
    *sweeps philosophy out*
    *dusts hands*

    that's better

    Yeah, well I don't spend on doing all that much physical exercise, like climbing, in Goa
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    (Original post by Sir Esh)
    Not according to Robert C. Soloman

    Anyway, what's philosophy doing in the lit. soc?! *shocked*

    *gets broom*
    *sweeps philosophy out*
    *dusts hands*

    that's better

    Yeah, well I don't spend on doing all that much physical exercise, like climbing, in Goa
    Hmmm i need to check out this Soloman. Whats the book called?:p:

    Theres fictional philosophy so... Theres alot of literature that has philosophy weaved in it like Candide by Voltaire and 90% of Murakami's books.
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    Nietzsche. A series of collected essays, edited by Robert C. Soloman

    Something like that. Just read part of Soloman's essay on Nietzsche and Nihilism.
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    (Original post by Sir Esh)
    Anyway, what's philosophy doing in the lit. soc?! *shocked*
    Are you inferring that literature cannot be philosophical? :eek:
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    (Original post by Sir Esh)
    Yeah, well I don't spend on doing all that much physical exercise, like climbing, in Goa
    Climbing or mountaineering?
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    No, not at all! Just that I couldn't be bothered to talk philosophy at the time >_<

    climbing mountains --> mountaineering
    same thing, really :p:
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    (Original post by Sir Esh)
    climbing mountains --> mountaineering
    same thing, really :p:
    Wrong thing to say to a rock-climber, mate You said 'climbing'. You didn't specify whether it was a mountain, or whether you meant actual climbing. But I've got you now :cool:
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    Dangit! I thought I'd met another climber there...
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    *Diverts conversation back to literary material*.

    Me myself, I'm currently reading through My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult atm. It's really gripping! Has anyone else read it?
 
 
 
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