Philosophy and Comedy: Aristophanes, Logos, and Eros

Philosophy and Comedy: Aristophanes, Logos, and Eros

by Bernard Freydberg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253219701
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Series: Studies in Continental Thought Series
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Bernard Freydberg is Research Professor of Philosophy at Koç University, Istanbul. He is author of Imagination in Kant's Critique of Practical Reason (IUP, 2005).

Table of Contents


Introduction: On the Underlying Sense of Aristophanic Comedy

Part 1. Logos and Human Limits
1. Clouds and the Measuring of Logos
2. Wasps and the Limits of Logos

Part 2. Eros and Human Limits
3. Assemblywomen: Eros and Human Law
4. Lysistrata: Eros and Transcendence

Conclusion: Ridicule and Measure


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University of Colorado at Denver - Robert Metcalf

[The] real asset of Freydberg's work is that he has turned us in the right direction to appreciate the philosophy implicit in comedy.

Fairfield University - Sara Brill

[Opens] up Aristophanes' hilarious and vulgar texts to an exploration of their more subtle and complex underlying senses.

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