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Aphorisms – 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. In this podcast Professor Andrew Hui talks to Raj Persaud about his work on aphorisms, and explores how their use could be applied in a meaningful and helpful way when working with patients.
Date published: 21 June 2019
Presenter: Dr Raj
Interviewee: Professor Andrew Hui
Audio running time: 37 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
what an aphorism is and
how it differs from other short literary forms
how aphorisms should be used
how they can potentially
benefit patients with mental health difficulties.
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