Humour and Irony in Kierkegaard's Thought

John Lippitt

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Irony, humor and the comic play vital yet under-appreciated roles in Kierkegaard's 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?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke and New York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)0312234740, 978-0312234744
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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