Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Patrick Downey. has combined the research and theories of what could be three separate monographs into a single, sustained argument about the role that tragic and comic writing play in the self-understanding of the philosophical and theological enterprises. The result is one of the most original and outstanding theories on the topic to appear in some time. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Patrick Downey finds comedy at the heart of the Western philosophical and theological tradition. In Serious Comedy Downey tracks tragedy and comedy from the beginning of Western thought to the twentieth century, beginning with an in-depth examination of Aristotle and three Platonic dialogues: the Republic, the Phaedrus, and the Symposium. In the book's second section Downey argues that the Bible is at heart a comedic narrative and analyzes the philosophical and theological implications of this comedy. In the third section Downey traces comedy and tragedy in classic and modern philosophers such as Machiavelli, Dante, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard. Readers with an interest in classical philosophy and theology, political philosophy, and narrative theory will be particularly interested in this insightful and thoughtful perspective on the Western tradition.
Über den Autor: Patrick Downey is Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. Mary's College of California.
Buchbeschreibung Lexington Books, US, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No DJ. 6 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. A few page corners are creased from being folded. Light wear to boards at spine ends and corners. Binding is tight. Spine has slight lean. Red boards are overall clean, very light soiling to back cover. Text block is clean. No dust jacket. Pictures provided upon request. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 13463
Buchbeschreibung Lexington Books, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0739101161
Buchbeschreibung Lexington Books, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0739101161