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Comedy, Seriously

A Philosophical Study
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Comedy, Seriously by D. Nikulin
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Comedy, Seriously provides a philosophical interpretation of comedy and argues that comedy displays a particular kind of rationality that reflects philosophical thinking. In particular, that comedy is defined not so much by laughter or jokes, but rather the structure of its plot, which is isomorphic with that of the philosophical argument. Comedy allows for the resolution of a conflict and the achievement of well-being and equality through action that follows the comic plot. Moreover, such action is propelled by the 'thinker on stage,' who, as socially and politically oppressed, contributes to the liberation of all and the achievement of the good life. Comedy, therefore, establishes the universal pattern for justice and well-being and allows us to rethink the notion of subjectivity not as the modern isolated subject, but rather as integrated with others through shared action and dialogical involvement.

Author Biography

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, New School for Social Research, USA.
Release date NZ
December 18th, 2015
Author
Pages
192
Edition
1st ed. 2014
Audience
  • Professional & Vocational
Illustrations
XV, 192 p.
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Dimensions
140x216x11
ISBN-13
9781349490516
Product ID
25623312

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