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[VIDEO] Irony, Truth and Reality: Confronting the limits of sincerity

From political cartoons to contemporary art, irony can demean and parody. But it also enables us to say things we could not say otherwise. Might the American philosopher Rorty be right that irony is the key to understanding? Is this a postmodern dead end or a freer and less autocratic culture?

Watch: http://iai.tv/video/irony-truth-and-reality

The Panel: Philosopher Hilary Lawson, historian of ideas Peter Watson and film director Sophie Fiennes confront the limits of sincerity.

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This entry was posted on January 9, 2015 by in General.

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