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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This is not direct, it is not actual “comedy,” but humor. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sign in to use this feature.

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The Odd One In: On Comedy

On Comedy’ [Book Review]. Nietzsche’s Philosophy of the Two. I come from a place where psychoanalysis is mostly hooey.

Consider the latter of those two hypotheses, the idea that the appreciation of comedy and humor constitute an important form of happiness or well-being. Want to Read saving…. Philosophy’s relationshipto comedy, Zupancic [haceks over both cs] writes, is not exactly a simple story and indeed includessome elements of comedy. Alenka writes clearly and provides numerous examples to justify her theses.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. At a certain point in The Odd One In, Zupancic mentions the pretension kn a sort of false king, ib briefly reflects — or writes words to this effect — that this is the funniest notion.

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Alex rated it did not like it Oct 04, Even here, Zupancic, like all previous psychologists and philosophers of humor, is completely unaware of the dynamic of psychological adjustment in social interaction that is the function of humor.

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Dec 22, Christopher Gontar rated it did not like it. Embarrassingly, his servant stands up. Moreover, comedy lives in the same world as its definitions in a much more emphatic sense than this could be said for other genresand is quite capable of its own definitions as material to be submitted to further comic treatment, turned upside down, or inside out….

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?

Such has been my training on that point. That’s the very thing that makes the difference — it’s comical or humorous if pretension is a petty grandeur, while it’s something different if it’s a terrifying grandeur.

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Knowing those few features of the book, teh is now possible to contrast Zupancic’s main view with the truth. Indeed, this irresistible motion is one of the key features of comedy, which is why it seems so difficult to pin down with concepts and definitions. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Mar 23, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Constance rated it did not like it May 22,