The Humor of Kierkegaard: An Anthology by Soren Kierkegaard,Thomas C. Oden

By Soren Kierkegaard,Thomas C. Oden

Who may possibly kind of be nominated because the funniest thinker of all time? With this anthology, Thomas Oden provisionally announces Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)--despite his enduring stereotype because the depression, despairing Dane--as, between philosophers, the main fun. Kierkegaard not just explored comedian belief to its depths but in addition practiced the paintings of comedy as astutely as any author of his time. This assortment exhibits how his thought of comedy is built-in into his perform of comedian notion, and the way either are fundamental to his whole authorship. Kierkegaard's humor levels from the droll to the rollicking; from farce to elaborate, sophisticated research; from nimble tales to a laugh aphorisms. In those pages you're invited to fulfill the spouse of an writer who burned her husband's manuscript and a businessman who, in spite of an abundance of calling playing cards, forgot his personal identify. you are going to listen of an interminable vacillator whom archeologists stumbled on nonetheless pacing millions of years later, attempting to decide. Then there's the emperor who grew to become a barkeeper on the way to remain within the be aware of. The Humor of Kierkegaard is for an individual able to be amused by means of human follies. these new to Kierkegaard will find a astounding brain worthy assembly. these already accustomed to his idea of comedy can be overjoyed to determine it concisely set forth and exemplified. Others can have learn Kierkegaard intensively with no need ever relatively spotted his comedian facet. right here they're going to locate what they've been missing.

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