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A Case for Irony

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$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674416888

Publication Date: 10/06/2014


224 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values


  • Preface
  • I. The Lectures
    • 1. To Become Human Does Not Come That Easily
    • 2. Ironic Soul
  • II. Commentary
    • 3. Self-Constitution and Irony by Christine M. Korsgaard
    • 4. Irony, Reflection, and Psychic Unity: A Response to Christine M. Korsgaard
    • 5. Psychoanalysis and the Limits of Reflection by Richard Moran
    • 6. The Immanence of Irony and the Efficacy of Fantasy: A Response to Richard Moran
    • 7. Thoughts about Irony and Identity by Cora Diamond
    • 8. Flight from Irony: A Response to Cora Diamond
    • 9. On the Observing Ego and the Experiencing Ego by Robert A. Paul
    • 10. Observing Ego and Social Voice: A Response to Robert A. Paul
  • Notes
  • Commentators
  • Index

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