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The Rude Product of Luxury: Dada Laughter

Dafydd W. Jones

in Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380208
eISBN:
9781781381526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380208.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This closing chapter breaks down the single most audible quality of Dada: its ringing laughter, which functioned as regenerative and greater than laughter in its limited satirical form. The potential ... More


Introduction: The Function of Cynicism

Helen Small

in The Function of Cynicism at the Present Time

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861935
eISBN:
9780191894756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861935.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The introductory chapter delivers the core critical-theoretical arguments of the book. It starts with a broad characterization of modern cynicism and a critical account of the main features of early ... More


Cosmopolitan Cynicisms: George Eliot and Ford Madox Ford

Helen Small

in The Function of Cynicism at the Present Time

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861935
eISBN:
9780191894756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861935.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter turns to one of the most flexible and complex political effects of cynicism: its taking of distance on the politics of the nation state. It starts by re-reading the old story of ... More


On Nietzsche and Doing Less with Cynicism

Helen Small

in The Function of Cynicism at the Present Time

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861935
eISBN:
9780191894756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861935.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks to provide a more thorough account than has yet been offered of how far, and to what ends, Friedrich Nietzsche’s sceptical ‘realism’ was fashioned with an eye on Cynic styles of ... More


Socratic Humor in the Hellenistic Period

John Lombardini

in Politics of Socratic Humor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520291034
eISBN:
9780520964914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291034.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter begins with an overview of the legacy of Socratic humor within Stoic and Epicurean philosophy in order to indicate how this legacy continued to be debated beyond the classical period. It ... More


Cynicism: Or, Philosophy as a Way of Strife

Christian Wildberg

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 57

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850847
eISBN:
9780191885709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850847.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Historians of philosophy (such as Hegel, Hadot, Cooper, among others) tend to marginalize the ancient Cynics as philosophically uninteresting, and moreover as irrelevant for a proper understanding of ... More


Diogenes vs. Demonax: Laughter as Philosophy in Lucian

Inger N. I. Kuin

in Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190460549
eISBN:
9780190460563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460549.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Lucian of Samosata is an invaluable source for the activities of the philosophical schools in the 2nd century CE and their attitudes to laughter. But he can also be understood as a philosopher in his ... More


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