Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:PHILOSOPHY
  • SubGenre:Social
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781483504827

The Diary of an Aphorisiac

by Claudis Weyser

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Overview
Are you an aphorisiac? You probably are but don’t realize it. An aphorism is a short pithy statement. And an aphorisiac is a lover of those statements. Everyone is an aphorist because every thought is an aphorism. We think, therefore we aphorize. Aphorisms are usually thought of as the literary brevities found on a desk calendar. But aphorisms are changing. We are a society addicted to brevity, where the dot point has replaced the paragraph, the tweet has replaced the sentence, the email has replaced the letter, the blog has replaced the essay and the five second bite has replaced the speech. The aphorism is now center stage, no longer in the literary wings. We have become aphorisiacs. This book is a collection of new aphorisms. Aphorisms have been freed, and in this collection the new aphorism appears. This is a modern tale of brevity, the Diary of an Aphorisiac. It is a modern book of the wisdoms of an observer. Just a sample: DEMOCRACY All humans must be on a leash. It’s called democracy. THE CONTRL FREAK You cannot, but I can. You will not, but I will. You are, but I am not. I, and I alone, am. CONDESCENSION When the partial information you know becomes the full information you don’t know.
Description
Are you an aphorisiac? You probably are but don’t realize it. An aphorism is a short pithy statement. And an aphorisiac is a lover of those statements. Everyone is an aphorist because every thought is an aphorism. We think, therefore we aphorize. Aphorisms are usually thought of as the literary brevities found on a desk calendar. But aphorisms are changing. We are a society addicted to brevity, where the dot point has replaced the paragraph, the tweet has replaced the sentence, the email has replaced the letter, the blog has replaced the essay and the five second bite has replaced the speech. The aphorism is now center stage, no longer in the literary wings. We have become aphorisiacs. This book is a collection of new aphorisms. Aphorisms have been freed, and in this collection the new aphorism appears. This is a modern tale of brevity, the Diary of an Aphorisiac. It is a modern book of the wisdoms of an observer. Just a sample THE TWENTY-EIGHTH AMENDMENT Government of the people, by the people and for the people has been amended to Government of the bureaucrats, by the bureaucrats and for the bureaucrats. The amendment was proposed by a bureaucrat, ratified by a bureaucrat and witnessed by a bureaucrat. DEMOCRACY All humans must be on a leash. It’s called democracy. THE CONTROL FREAK You cannot, but I can. You will not, but I will. You are, but I am not. I, and I alone, am. THE FRIENDSHIP MARKET Friendship is like a market. Friends buy attributes from each other and sell attributes to each other. The equilibrium price is the one that stabilizes the feelings of both. As in any market, a friendship needs transactions. Without transactions, the friendship is illiquid and the friends become former acquaintances. Just like a delisting. CONDESCENSION When the partial information you know becomes the full information you don’t know. THE CRIMINAL MIND The criminal always returns to the crime scene and the crime unseen. One is seen, the other not. But the criminal does not separate the two. THE SCREEN Today you can order anything and anyone on a screen; except those who do the screening.
About the author
The author has spent many years teaching in universities. His research interests include statistics, finance and philosophy. He is a correspondent and a modern observer. He has written many academic papers and is the author of a play Trial With No Exit, and a book of poetry Poetica.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.