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With these provocative thoughts on the central questions of living, Dr Simon May catches our minds off guard in areas as diverse as love, pride, self-esteem, gratitude, timing, lying, talking, knowing, suffering, escaping, silence, evil and thinking itself. By turns humorous and serious, his aphorisms go to the core of who we are. The better one knows someone, the harder it is to recognize them. Modesty shields us from others, humility from ourselves. Not all impatience is a vice, but all vices may be forms of impatience. Few of our deep problems can be resolved; most must be outgrown. Chance, like a lover, is one of those awkward things of which we must be simultaneously slave and master.
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Dr Simon May was Fellow in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Nietzsche's Ethics and his War on 'Morality' and other philosophical works, as well as one of the few contemporary aphorists to be included in Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists (Bloomsbury, 2007). Atomic Sushi, an entertaining travel account of Japan written while he was visiting Professor of Philosophy at Tokyo University, is also published by Alma Books (2006).Review:
"'In reviving the lost art of the aphorism, Simon May writes with elegant insight, giving us the gift of truth about the human condition' - A.C. Grayling"
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Book Description Alma Books Ltd, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1846880912