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Illusion and satire in Kierkegaard's Postscript
This paper investigates Johannes Climacus''s infamous satire against Hegelianism in the Concluding Unscientific Postscript. In considering why Climacus aims to show speculative thought as comical rather than simply mistaken, ...
A People Bewitched: Witchcraft and Magic in Nineteenth-Century Somerset
(Privately published, 1999)
The belief in witchcraft and magic was widespread in nineteenth-century Somerset. Witches were blamed for causing the ill health and death of people and their animals. Those accused of witchcraft often found themselves ...
Boxed Sets : Television Representations of Theatre
(John Libby, 1998)
Meaning, mistake and miscalculation
The issue of what distinguishes systems which have original intentionalityfrom those which do not has been brought into sharp focus by Saul Kripke inhis discussion of the sceptical paradox he attributes to Wittgenstein.In ...
Eden, Suez and the Mass Media : Propaganda and Persuasion during the Suez Crisis
(I. B. Tauris, 1996)
Humour and superiority
This is the second in a series of articles on the philosophy of humour and laughter. This article looks at the attempts which are made to explain humour in terms of superiority.
Humour and release
The third article in this series looks at Freud's attempt to explain humour and laughter in terms of the release of 'psychic energy'.