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Comedy, seriously : a philosophical study

Author: D V Nikulin
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D V Nikulin
ISBN: 9781137415134 1137415134 9781349490516 1349490512
OCLC Number: 869880205
Description: xiii, 192 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface PART I: HISTORY OF COMEDY 1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: On the Ancient Origins of Comedy 2. The Moderns: The Romantic Loss of Comedy PART II: LOGIC OF COMEDY 3. Everyone Joins the Fight: The Dialectic of Comic Action 4. Whatever Works: Structure and Topics of Comedy 5. The Catastrophe of the Good Ending PART III: ETHICS OF COMEDY 6. Foolish Wisdom: The Philosopher as a Comic Figure Conclusion
Responsibility: Dmitri 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.

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