Irony as a philosophical attitude in socrates

Korkut, Hacer
This thesis analyzes the reasons for Socrates' being presented as a paradoxical figure in the early dialogues of Plato. Irony as a fundamental philosophical attitude in Socratic philosophy is discussed with reference to some of the major philosophers of the history of philosophy. The thesis also suggests the possibility of seeing philosophy as an ironic activity and it traces the etymology of the concept of irony in terms of its philosophical importance.


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H. Korkut, “Irony as a philosophical attitude in socrates,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.