Philosophy and Comedy
Aristophanes, Logos, and Eros
By (author) Bernard Freydberg
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Philosophy and Comedy by Bernard Freydberg
Book DescriptionAristophanes' comedies have stood the test of time as some of the greatest comic literature ever produced. While there have been numerous commentaries on Aristophanes and his world, until now there has been no systematic philosophical treatment of his comedies. In Philosophy and Comedy, Bernard Freydberg illuminates the philosophical insights in Aristophanes' texts by presenting close readings of Clouds, Wasps, Assemblywomen, and Lysistrata, addressing their comic genius at the same time. Freydberg challenges notions that philosophy is best served by a tragic disposition and arrives at a new assessment of the philosophical importance of comedy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253219701
(5983mm x 3971mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bernard Freydberg
Imagination in Kant's Critique of Practical Reason, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by Bernard Freydberg
With particular focus on imagination, this work presents a close reading of Kant's second critique, "The Critique of Practical Reason". In an interpretation that is daring as well as rigorous, this work reveals imagination as both its central force and the bridge that links Kant's three critiques.
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Author Biography - Bernard Freydberg
Bernard Freydberg is Research Professor of Philosophy at Koc University, Istanbul. He is author of Imagination in Kant's Critique of Practical Reason (IUP, 2005).
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