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Humour and Irony in Kierkegaards Thought John Lippitt

Humour and Irony in Kierkegaards Thought

John Lippitt

Published November 25th 2000
ISBN : 9780312234744
Hardcover
224 pages
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Irony, humor and the comic play vital yet under-appreciated roles in Kierkegaards thought. Focusing upon the Concluding Unscientific Postscript, this book investigates these roles, relating irony and humor as forms of the comic to centralMoreIrony, humor and the comic play vital yet under-appreciated roles in Kierkegaards thought. Focusing upon the Concluding Unscientific Postscript, this book investigates these roles, relating irony and humor as forms of the comic to central Kierkegaardian themes. How does the comic function as a form of indirect communication? What roles can irony and humor play in the infamous Kierkegaardian leap? Do certain forms of wisdom depend upon possessing a sense of humor? And is such a sense of humor thus a genuine virtue?