“Look on the dark side” – Mara von der LUGT

AEON Magazine We must keep the flame of pessimism burning: it is a virtue for our deeply troubled times, when optimism is a vice In the 17th and 18th centuries, a group of Western philosophers came to clashes, on the page at least, over the age-old problem of evil: the question of how a good… Continue lendo “Look on the dark side” – Mara von der LUGT


“Leopardi: the great disillusionist” – Tim PARKS

AEON Magazine In an age when so many people are at a loss to give life meaning and direction, Giacomo Leopardi is essential reading Imagine you spend your childhood almost entirely in a library, your father’s library. There are thousands upon thousands of volumes, most of them old, many in foreign languages. Your native language… Continue lendo “Leopardi: the great disillusionist” – Tim PARKS

“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)

“Kids? Just say no” – David BENATAR

AEON Since 2012, Aeon has established itself as a unique digital magazine, publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. We ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society and the arts.Essays – longform explorations of deep issues, written by serious and creative… Continue lendo “Kids? Just say no” – David BENATAR