Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
But with irony quote the phenomenon is not the essence but the opposite of the essence unquote page 264. The object is deprived of its reality by what I have said about it. Regarded in an ironical light, the object shivers, shatters, disappears. Irony is thus destructive and what Kierkegaard worries about a lot is that irony has nothing to put in the place of what it has destroyed. The new actuality--what the ironist has said about the object--is peculiar in that it is a comment upon a former actuality rather than a new actuality.