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The axiology of intellectual capacity deficit in aphoristic utterances

This paper is devoted to the verbalization of the deficit of cognitive abilities in aphoristic sentences. Age, gender and axiological characteristics of stupidity are studied. The paper shows tha that intelligence can be subdivided into four basic modes.: Intelligence as a “normal” degree of cognitive abilitiesas opposed to stupidity which indicated a low degree of these abilities. Ethical evaluation of cognitive abilities allows for the opposition of wisdom to cunning. The corpus of aphoristic utterances dedicated to stupidity shows high frequency of antonyms, metaphors and paradoxes that distinguish these universal utterances.


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