AUTHOR: Liviu Iulian COCEI
IRONY AND DISTANCE OR REGARDING THE POWER OF THOUGHT THAT IS HIDING
Danubius, XXXVI, Galaţi, 2018, pp. 359-372.
Whithin this paper I will try to write a lot about a little, regarding the relationship between irony and power. Thus, I will reveal the anthropological dimension of irony, namely the way the power of the thought-that-is-hiding works. By analyzing the connection between irony and power, a new key word will emerge, namely the distance, which occurs in any relationship based on irony, and also the ontological distance between the field of human beings and the divine realm. In both cases, irony seems to have a special kind of power, mostly subversive, which can be found not only in art and literature, but also in politics, philosophy or theology.