❮BOOKS❯ ✹ A Theory of the Aphorism ✯ Author Andrew Hui – Heartforum.co.uk An engaging look at the aphorism the shortest literary form across time languages and culturesAphorisms or philosophical short sayings appear everywhere from Confucius to Twitter the Buddha to the Bib An engaging look at the aphorism the of the PDF/EPUB » shortest literary form across time languages and culturesAphorisms or philosophical short sayings appear everywhere from Confucius to Twitter the Buddha to the Bible Heraclitus to Nietzsche Yet despite this ubiuity the aphorism is the least studied literary form What are its origins How did it develop How do
A Theory PDF or religious or philosophical movements arise from the enigmatic sayings of charismatic leaders And why do some of our most celebrated modern philosophers use aphoristic fragments to convey their deepest ideas In A Theory of the Aphorism Andrew Hui crisscrosses histories and cultures to answer these uestions and With clarity and precision Hui demonstrates how aphorisms ranging Theory of the PDF ´ from China Greece and biblical antiuity to the European Renaissance and nineteenth century encompass sweeping and urgent programs of thought Constructed as literary fragments aphorisms open new lines of inuiry and horizons of interpretation In this way aphorisms have functioned as ancestors allies or antagonists to grand systems of philosophyEncompassing literature philology and philosophy the history of the book and the history of reading A Theory of the Aphorism invites us to reflect anew on what it means to think deeply about this pithiest of literary forms.
- 272 pages
- A Theory of the Aphorism
- Andrew Hui
- 11 January 2014 Andrew Hui