On the concept of irony in Rorty

Erdoğan, Alper
Irony has for long been on the boundary between philosophy and arts owing to its both verbal/logical character and its aesthetic appeal. Recently, Rorty proposed irony as the main discursive attitude in a liberal society. In this study, I investigate liberal irony from a philosophical perspective. More specifically, I demonstrate that irony is representative of a certain view of subjectivity and an ethical stance, a critical tool that is of special importance in a coherence view of truth and a rhetorical form that appeals both to the rational and irrational.


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Citation Formats
A. Erdoğan, “On the concept of irony in Rorty,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.