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dc.contributor.authorLinden, Ari
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-18T17:06:49Z
dc.date.available2018-06-18T17:06:49Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-02
dc.identifier.citationLinden, Ari. "Thinking Through the Clouds: Comedy in Hegel and Strauss." The German Quarterly (USA) 90.4 (Fall 2017): 423-438en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/26524
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Linden, Ari. "Thinking Through the Clouds: Comedy in Hegel and Strauss." The German Quarterly (USA) 90.4 (Fall 2017): 423-438, which has been published in final form at http://doi.org/10.1111/gequ.12048. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article reconstructs a dialogue between three modern philosophical treatments of the Ancient Greek comic poet Aristophanes's play, The Clouds (first performed in 423 BCE), which has generally been received as an unjust satire of Socrates. I argue that Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Leo Strauss all assume a rather unconventional position in their respective readings—especially given their status as philosophers—by actually coming to the comedian's defense, and by showing, in distinct but related ways, how his play grasps the “negativity” in Socrates more profoundly than do the other depictions of the philosopher that have been bequeathed to posterity. By further appealing to the hidden affinities between Aristophanes and Socrates, each of these modern thinkers, finally, shows himself to be invested in the specific function of the comedian‐satirist within the polis, an investment that has implications for both antiquity and modernity.en_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.rights© 2017, American Association of Teachers of Germanen_US
dc.subjectHegelen_US
dc.subjectLeo Straussen_US
dc.subjectAristophanesen_US
dc.subjectComedyen_US
dc.subjectSocratesen_US
dc.titleThinking Through The Clouds: Comedy in Hegel and Straussen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorLinden, Ari
kusw.kudepartmentGermanic Languages and Literaturesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/gequ.12048en_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, author accepted manuscripten_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
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