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Irony in the Work of Philosophy

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Published by University of Nebraska Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present,
  • Philosophy of language,
  • Topics in philosophy,
  • Esthetics,
  • Philosophy (Specific Aspects),
  • Philosophy,
  • History & Surveys - General,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Aesthetics,
  • Irony

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages332
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7904952M
    ISBN 100803215177
    ISBN 109780803215177

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Irony in the Work of Philosophy by Claire Colebrook Download PDF EPUB FB2

In an era that proclaims itself postironic, the question and problem of irony are of more interest than ever. In this compelling inquiry, Claire Colebrook first takes up all the major figures Irony in the Work of Philosophy book post-Cartesian philosophy on the subject of irony Cited by:   Irony in the Work of Philosophy book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Irony in the Work of Philosophy book In an era that proclaims itself postironic, the question a 4/5. In an era that proclaims itself postironic, the question and problem of irony are of more interest than ever.

In this compelling inquiry, Claire Colebrook first takes up all the major figures in post-Cartesian philosophy on the subject of irony: Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche. Get this from a library. Irony in the work of philosophy. [Claire Colebrook] -- "In an era that proclaims itself postironic, the question and problem of irony are of more interest than ever.

In this inquiry, Claire Colebrook first takes up all the major figures in post-Cartesian. Irony in the Work of Philosophy offers a thorough understanding of the concept's history and uses, developing from, and occasionally contesting, already established discussions of theory.

Colebrook makes for a significant intervention, while directing the study of the subject into useful, new areas."-Julian Wolfreys, author of Literary Theories 4/5(4). "“Richard Rorty was a much–admired and controversial philosopher, but why is he admired, and why is he controversial.

Neil Gascoigne’s readable and interesting book answers both of these questions. Gascoigne writes with clarity and style, and. This important new book offers the first full-length interpretation of the thought of Martin Heidegger with respect to irony. In a radical reading of Heidegger's major works (from Being and Time through the ‘Rector's Address' and the ‘Letter on Humanism' to ‘The Origin of the Work of Art' and the Spiegel interview), Andrew Haas does not claim that Heidegger is simply being.

Irony, sarcasm, and the ethics of humor It is a well known truism of the ethics of comedy that “good” (in the ethical sense) humor punches up, not down. That is, comedy ought to concern itself with going after the mighty and powerful, not the downtrodden.

2 It is an irony then that those whose work it is to do philosophy – that is, professional philosophers – nowadays, for the most part, have little to say on the topic.

While the problem of self-identity is one of the central philosophical issues of our times, philosophers have paid scant attention to the self-formative role of work, even. Richard McKay Rorty (October 4, – June 8, ) was an American philosopher. Educated at the University of Chicago and Yale University, he had strong interests and training in both the history of philosophy and contemporary analytic philosophy, the latter of which came to comprise the main focus of his work at Princeton University in the s.

He subsequently. In his Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, Richard Rorty argues that Derrida (especially in his book, The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, one section of which is an experiment in fiction) purposefully uses words that cannot be defined (e.g., différance), and uses previously definable words in contexts diverse enough to make.

This is an original and profound book that grapples with the political power of laughter, and this is no laughing matter, ever." (Eduardo Mendieta SUNY Stony Brook) "[E]xtremely witty, provocative, and timely It should appeal to anyone interested in American studies or American philosophy.

―Mary Magad" (Ward Middle Tennessee State Reviews: 1. Irony, in many ways, is always all around us. It can come as a way to ease the truth of what’s going on around you.

In the novel, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, irony plays a theme in blocking out what is really happening in the s era of Germany. Miltonian Irony and Political Allegory & Satire. The poets have always been gifted in their use of irony and how irony is often tied to allegory.

I wish to highlight for the gentle reader one of the funniest moments of irony in the poem: The speech of the fallen angel Belial in Book II. The ‘Hikmat Al Muta’alyah fi-l-asfar al-‘aqliyya al-arba‘a’ is an encyclopedic work that chronicles many of the important issues discussed in Islamic philosophy.

Necessarily entrenched and influenced by the Greeks, it nevertheless presents a unique philosophical thought beholden to Islam, yet also touching on a huge variety of schools. irony in the book of Job while including a. look at three contem• porary ions.

by Archibald MacLeish. Mnague.2. Reason by Robert Frost, and "A Job of the Plains" by William llumphrey-thus showing the important part irony plays in the basic Job story. I am thnt the chapter on!2£ is both long and exegetic, but.

You may want to read my intro to my translation of the whole work." Augustine, The City of God () Aquinas, On Being and Essence (13 th century) Buridan, Summulae de Dialectica (14 th century) Gyula Klima is professor of philosophy at Fordham University.

His books include Medieval Philosophy: An Introduction. "In India, the analytical. On a more serious note, the book does cover the rise of irony and also explains--mostly well, I suppose--how different theorists/philosophers have understood irony, but the Romantics are the stars here, folks.

I also thought--especially just after finishing Contingency, Irony and Solidarity--that Richard Rorty got short shrift from s: 6.

9 Mind-Expanding Books Of Philosophy That Are Actually Readable (A Guide To Practical Philosophy) By Ryan Holiday Updated Ma The irony is this is actually what ancient philosophy was intended to ameliorate.

“Vain is the word of a philosopher,” Epicurus once said, “which does not heal the suffering of man.” His work was.

This important new book offers the first full-length interpretation of the thought of Martin Heidegger with respect to irony. In a radical reading of Heidegger's major works (from Being and Time through the 'Rector's Address' and the 'Letter on Humanism' to 'The Origin of the Work of Art' and the Spiegel interview), Andrew Haas does not claim that Heidegger is simply being.

Socratic irony: 1 n admission of your own ignorance and willingness to learn while exposing someone's inconsistencies by close questioning Type of: irony incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs. "Manliness goes unmentioned in this book, not by chance, I think." Heraclitus's dictum, you cannot step into the same stream twice, when given full ontological import and viewed thru the microscope of analytic philosophy, can be resolved in Aristotle, Aquinas.

Irony is a concept that is much less developed in the study of media than in literature and philosophy. Although he doesn’t mention irony, McLuhan’s ‘the medium is the message’ must certainly mean that a medium can be a tool for irony as well (this was seen in the above examples of television and speech).

John Marenbon is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and teaches the History of Philosophy. His books include Early Medieval Philosophy (): An Introduction, and Later Medieval. A work that “not only treats of irony but is irony,” wrote a contemporary reviewer of The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to ted here with Kierkegaard’s notes of the celebrated Berlin lectures on “positive philosophy” by F.W.J.

Schelling, the book is a seedbed of Kierkegaard’s subsequent work, both stylistically and thematically. The presentation I heard at the conference focused on Rorty's book "Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity" which I purchased while attending the conference and tried to rea I attended a philosophy conference last month on the theme of "Metaphysics and Political Thought" and heard many thoughtful papers including a paper about the American.

A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell. This mammoth work by Bertrand Russell covers the most important philosophical theories in the Western world, starting from the Greek Ancients up until early 20 th Century philosophers.

Each chapter is centered around a certain theory or philosophy. Summary. Mae Holland has just arrived for her first day of work at the Circle: “the most influential company in the world.”The campus, located somewhere in California, is vast, including everything from athletic courts to fruit groves, and as Mae walks through it all on her way from the parking lot to the front hall she reflects on how she was able to get this new and exciting job.

Joseph M. Spencer earned a PhD in philosophy at the University of New Mexico and has published extensively on Latter-day Saint scripture and theology in BYU Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Philosophy and Scripture, and the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies where he serves as associate r is co-editor of the book series Groundwork: Studies in.

Best Philosophy Books of All Time. Here is the list of top philosophy books written by the top philosophers of the world. Five Dialogues by Plato. Before talking about this book, you need to know that Plato was the student of the great Athenian Philosopher, Socrates and the teacher of Greek Philosopher, Aristotle.

Unfolding Social Constructionism is a book that stands as a testimony to the growing influence of social constructionism right across the social sciences.

Gone are the days when it. Philosophy begins only after an early-morning sleepless tweetstorm once again determines a news cycle. Irony takes its proper place, as Schlegel had suggested, in human history, becoming a political weapon meant to manipulate communication.

Kantbot was the media theorist of Trump’s ironic moment. You could say my work philosophy is one that allows for brainstorming and encourages the creative use of resources." Example #4 "My favorite quote by Aristotle is "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in work." This quote sums up my work philosophy perfectly." Example #5.

Socrates is both the first thoroughgoing moral philosopher and the first to employ irony as a philosophical tool. These innovative and foundational aspects of Socratic philosophy, however, lead to apparent inconsistencies and worrisome interactions.

Socrates is charged with making his interlocutors look foolish, arrogant, self-serving, or ignorant. Function of Irony. Like all other figures of speech, irony brings about some added meanings to a situation. Ironical statements and situations in literature develop readers’ interest.

It makes a work of literature more intriguing, and forces the readers to use their imaginations to comprehend the underlying meanings of the texts. The irony of metaphysical philosophy. Metaphysical reality is technically absurd, because reality seems so perfectly evident.

There are questions that can break the illusion of reality's self-explanatory feel. Asking the questions of metaphysical reality is like breaking the fourth wall. Irony is literally part of the metaphysical design of the.

"dramatic irony" and ironic locutions or speaking ironically, the history of philosophy should focus on the irony of events. Philoso-phers as diverse as Plato or Hume have been masters of irony, but such ironic texts are not relevant here. Like any historical sequence of events, the history of philosophy may be examined for ironic.

First of all, a bit of context. Bear in mind that when you are reading philosophy what you are actually doing is trying to understand a piece of writing. This is remarkably different from other forms of reading, like — say — going through a newspaper page to collect information or reading a novel to enjoy a good ophical reading is an exercise in understanding.

Best Philosophy Books On this page you’ll find a carefully curated list of the best philosophy books of all-time, including various philosophy book recommendations. If you’re not sure where to get started, begin with the top philosophy books below. Shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize This book shows how American literary culture in the first half of the twentieth century saw “irony” emerge as a term to describe intersections between aesthetic and political practices.

Against conventional associations of irony with political withdrawal, Stratton shows how the term circulated widely in literary and. It is not clear which kind of irony is at work with these examples. Aristotle defines irony as an attempt at self-deprecation (Nicomachean Ethicsb). He argues that self-deprecation is the opposite of boastfulness, and people that engage in this sort of irony do so to avoid pompousness and make their characters more attractive.Irony and Idealism investigates the historical and conceptual structure of the development of a philosophically distinctive conception of irony in early- to mid-nineteenth-century European philosophy.

The principal figures treated are the romantic thinkers Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis, Hegel, and Kierkegaard. Fred Rush argues that the development of philosophical irony .Just as philosophy begins with doubt, so also a life that may be called human begins with irony so wrote Kierkegaard.

While we commonly think of irony as a figure of speech where someone says one thing and means the opposite, the concept of irony has long played a more fundamental role in the tradition of philosophy, a role that goes back to Socrates the .