“A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucious to Twitter” (Andrew Hui)

A short history of the short saying Aphorisms are transhistorical and transcultural, a resistant strain of thinking that has evolved and adapted to its environment for millennia. Across deep time, they are vessels that travel everywhere, laden with freight yet buoyant. Terse sayings form a rich constellation in the Sanskrit, already found in the Rig-veda… Continue lendo “A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucious to Twitter” (Andrew Hui)

“In praise of aphorisms” (Andrew Hui)

AEON Andrew Hui is associate professor in literature at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. He is the author of The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature (2016) and A Theory of the Aphorism (2019). A typical university course in the history of philosophy surveys the great thinkers of Western civilisation as a stately procession from Plato to Aristotle to Descartes… Continue lendo “In praise of aphorisms” (Andrew Hui)