The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: cleverness

on cleverness

20 July 2013, around 8.35.

William Hazlitt on cleverness.

Montaigne 1.5

13 February 2015, around 10.11.

Aegidius Albertinus, Hirnschleiffer (1645), p. 94 As to ourselves, who, not being so overscrupulous, give the honour of the war to him who has the profit of it, and who say, with Lysander, that ‘when the lion’s skin is too short, we must eke it out with a bit from that of the fox’, the […]

de finibus

31 May 2020, around 15.23.

There is the sense that the book has an argument, that it wants some sort of artist’s statement to illumine its depths. I complained of this, and PF observed that experimental authors tend to fall into two camps – the Nabokovian and the Joycean. The Nabokovian camp will tell you in great detail all the […]

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