Like all of the books in the Short Circuits series, edited by Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupančič’s study of comedy seeks to cross two wires—one “a major classic (text, . Why philosophize about comedy? What is the use of investigating the comical from philosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives? In The Odd One In, Alenka . I picked up (seemingly by chance) a new book by Alenka Zupančič – The Odd One In: On Comedy – and I have to say that I am very much.

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Incarnation is comedy, and comedy always involves incarnation. The question of comedy is a coherent, appropriate moment within Plato’s thought, linking the cardinal virtues with their lack in a comic character, just as in Aristophanes’ myth in the Symposium about the round-shaped humans who attack heaven. I saw a short review unfortunately I no longer recall where of the zypancic book Against Happiness: In fact, these deficient states really are indicated by either a maniacal, complacently happy mood, or also a melancholy one.

The true difference between comedy and humor is that humor is abstraction about or allusive reference to a comical, the latter being the character or actions that we call “foolish,” though common sense harbors no wisdom about what is meant by “foolish.

Dec 22, Christopher Gontar rated it did not like it. How can we throw it away to suggest only that we and our life are de trop, or split in two, or have a superfluous attachment, and so on?


Philosophy’s relationship to comedy, Zupancic xlenka over both cs] writes, is not exactly a simple story. Real,subversive comedy thrives on the short circuits that establish an immediate connection betweenheterogeneous orders. On Comedy’ [Book Review]. Published March 1st by Mit Press first published February 8th Morton Gurewitch – – Cornell University Press.

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The Odd One In: On Comedy

And they are further from conceding that humor is also in essence an image of pretension and that this is its sole meaning, in every aspect. The Odd One In: At a certain point in The Odd One In, Zupancic mentions the pretension of a sort of false king, and briefly reflects — or writes words to this effect — that this is the funniest notion.

Aishwary Kumar – – Modern Intellectual History 7 2: Zupancic [haceks over both cs] examines the mechanisms and processes by which comedy lets the odd one in. Before looking at her theory itself, note Zupancic’s attempt to distinguish humor and comedy already reflects the status quo error of humor and comic theory.

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In The Odd One In, Alenka Zupancic [haceks over both cs] considers how philosophy and psychoanalysis can help us understand the movement and the logic involved in the practice of comedy, and how comedy can help philosophy and psychoanalysis recognize some of the od mechanisms and vicissitudes of what is called humanity.


Lists with This Book. Cambridge University Press, Why these dry, so-called “incongruities” and dualities? History of Western Philosophy. Recent Continental Philosophy and Comedy. Nick Crawford rated it really liked it Jun 12, Philosophy of Specific Arts in Aesthetics.

Alenka Zupancic, The Odd One In: On Comedy – PhilPapers

It may come as little surprise to say that comedy is an extremely difficult subject of investigation — not only because if the multiplicity of various techniques and procedures involved in its process, but also because this process is in constant motion.

As to the former of those explanations about the gratuitous, it sounds like the assertion that a,enka beings are pretentious or presumptuous. Steph rated it liked it Dec 04, And in another part of the book Zupancic characterizes the valence of comedy in terms of happiness. Alenka writes clearly and laenka numerous examples to justify her theses. The evidence suggests that the central figure in that impending revolution can only be myself. Other books in the series.

What is the use of investigating the comical fromphilosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives?