commonsense &irony

Private Irony and Liberal Hope by Richard Rorty
The opposite of irony is common sense. For that is the watchword of those who unselfconsciously describe everything important in terms of the final vocabulary to which they and those around them are habituated. {more}

Richard Rorty on Fresh Air w/ Michael Krasny - Jan. 31, 2006

Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway
Irony is about contradictions that do not resolve into larger wholes, even dialectically, about the tension of holding incompatible things together because both or all are necessary and true. Irony is about humour and serious play. {more}

Difference & Repetition by Gilles Deleuze
If repetition exists, it expresses at once a singularity opposed to the general, a universality opposed to the particular, a distinctive opposed to the ordinary, an instantaneity opposed to variation and an eternity opposed to permanence. In every respect, repetition is a transgression. {more}

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