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A Theory of the Aphorism : From Confucius to Twitter, Andrew Hui

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A Theory of the Aphorism : From Confucius to Twitter
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A Theory of the Aphorism
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From Confucius to Twitter
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Andrew Hui
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  • eng
  • eng
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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 Bible, Heraclitus to Nietzsche. Yet despite this ubiquity, the aphorism is the least studied literary form. What are its origins? How did it develop? How do 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 questions and more.With clarity and precision, Hui demonstrates how aphorisms—ranging from China, Greece, and biblical antiquity to the European Renaissance and nineteenth century—encompass sweeping and urgent programs of thought. Constructed as literary fragments, aphorisms open new lines of inquiry and horizons of interpretation. In this way, aphorisms have functioned as ancestors, allies, or antagonists to grand systems of philosophy.Encompassing 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
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DE-B1597
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Hui, Andrew
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PN6269.A2
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dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Aphorisms and apothegms
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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A Theory of the Aphorism : From Confucius to Twitter, Andrew Hui
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  • 6. Nietzsche: The fragments of the unfinished
  • Epilogue: A Circle
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliographic Essay
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: A Line
  • 1. Confucius: The master wishes to be silent
  • 2. Heraclitus: What is hidden
  • 3. The Gospel of Thomas: What is revealed
  • 4. Erasmus and Bacon: Antiquity and the new science
  • 5. Pascal: The fragments of infinity
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1 online resource
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online
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9780691190556
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9780691190556
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15 b/w illus.
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)517774
  • (DE-B1597)9780691190556
Label
A Theory of the Aphorism : From Confucius to Twitter, Andrew Hui
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Nietzsche: The fragments of the unfinished
  • Epilogue: A Circle
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliographic Essay
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: A Line
  • 1. Confucius: The master wishes to be silent
  • 2. Heraclitus: What is hidden
  • 3. The Gospel of Thomas: What is revealed
  • 4. Erasmus and Bacon: Antiquity and the new science
  • 5. Pascal: The fragments of infinity
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691190556
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691190556
Other physical details
15 b/w illus.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)517774
  • (DE-B1597)9780691190556

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