By Richard J. Bernstein
Bernstein starts his inquiry with a severe exam of the paintings of 2 modern philosophers for whom irony is essential: Jonathan Lear and Richard Rorty. regardless of their sharp variations, Bernstein argues that they supplement another, each one exploring assorted elements of ironic existence. within the history of Lear’s and Rorty’s bills stand the 2 nice ironists: Socrates and Kierkegaard. targeting the competing interpretations of Socratic irony by means of Gregory Vlastos and Alexander Nehamas, Bernstein indicates how they extra advance our knowing of irony as a sort of existence and as an artwork of residing. Bernstein additionally develops a particular interpretation of Kierkegaard’s recognized declare existence which may be known as human starts off with irony.
Bernstein weaves jointly the insights of those thinkers to teach how every one contributes to a richer figuring out of ironic lifestyles. He additionally argues that the emphasis on irony is helping to revive the stability among assorted philosophical traditions philosophy as a theoretical self-discipline occupied with getting issues correct and philosophy as a realistic self-discipline that shapes how we should stay our lives.
Read Online or Download Ironic Life PDF
Similar consciousness & thought books
How will we understand and comprehend who we actually are as people? the concept that of 'the self' is vital to many strands of psychology and philosophy. This ebook tackles the matter of the way to outline folks and selves and discusses the ways that diversified disciplines, akin to biology, sociology and philosophy, have handled this subject.
All through his writing profession Nietzsche endorsed the confirmation of earthly existence that allows you to counteract nihilism and asceticism. This quantity takes inventory of the complexities and wide-ranging views that Nietzsche brings to undergo at the challenge of life’s turning into on the earth via attractive a variety of interpretative paradigms achieving from existentialist to Darwinist readings of Nietzsche.
Peter Ralston’s particularly lucid trilogy at the nature of human recognition culminates the following within the Genius of Being, a ebook of deep contemplations at the unseen parts that create our global. the 1st quantity, The booklet of now not understanding, garnered a lot compliment as a finished exploration of the depths of self and realization.
The way forward for the us rests in lots of methods on how the continued problem of racial injustice within the nation is addressed. but, humanists stay divided over what if any schedule should still consultant humanist suggestion and motion towards questions of race. during this quantity, Anthony B. Pinn makes a transparent case for why humanism may still include racial justice as a part of its dedication to the future health of existence mostly and human flourishing particularly.
- Mind, Cognition and Representation: The Tradition of Commentaries on Aristotle’s De anima: 0 (Ashgate Studies in Medieval Philosophy)
- Between Probability and Certainty: What Justifies Belief
- Philosophizing Madness from Nietzsche to Derrida
- By Time is Everything Revealed: And Other Irish Proverbs for Mindful Living
Extra resources for Ironic Life
Ironic Life by Richard J. Bernstein