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A Case for Irony (The Tanner Lectures on Human Values)

Jonathan Lear

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ISBN 10: 0674416880 / ISBN 13: 9780674416888
Published by Harvard University Press, 2014
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Title: A Case for Irony (The Tanner Lectures on ...

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Vanity Fair has declared the Age of Irony over. Joan Didion has lamented that Obama s United States is an irony-free zone. Here Jonathan Lear argues that irony is one of the tools we use to live seriously, to get the hang of becoming human. It forces us to experience disruptions in our habitual ways of tuning out of life, but comes with a cost.

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Jonathan Lear is John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. He is also the Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.

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