Monday, May 07, 2007

Here! Søren, Done Any Good Philosophing Recently?

New cartoon tonight. Since no one got my hilarious Renaissance Dance Craze funny last week I thought I would go back to cute animals. Be warned though, I've got some cracking jokes about Kierkegaard and some other Danish philosophers lined up. While I was looking up Kierkegaard just now to make sure I'd spelled his name correctly, I read on Wikipedia that Mr K was a "prolific 19th century Danish philosopher". A prolific philosopher. What a weird concept. Prolific songwriters, poets, and musicians I had come across, but a prolific philosopher?

Int. Day. A Coffee Shop in Copenhagen sometime in the 19th Century.

Sven:
Hello Sven, I see you're reading Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments. How're you getting on with it?
Another Sven:
Not bad, he's having a good old go at Hegel ain't he?
Sven:
Yeah. I really enjoyed it. I won't spoil the ending for you but let's just say the Hegelian claim that "The Rational is the Real and the Real is the Rational" gets a right bashing. Read Dialectical Result of a Literary Police Action yet?
Another Sven:
Nah, I'll wait for the movie, but I've heard it's not as good as The Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to Socrates. Now that was a good bit of philosophy that was. Had me thinking all night that one did. I woke the missus up I was thinking so much. She said: "what you doing?" I said "thinking", she said "well stop it".


As usual I find I am making very little sense and I have no idea what I'm on about. Therefore I am going to bed.

2 comments:

James said...

What it means by "prolific philosopher" is a philosopher who wrote a lot. And boy, did he write great philosophy.

Your mini-play is sort of like ol Soren's incomplete play he was doing on Hegel. But, it seems, like you, he ain't no playwright.

Liam Baldwin said...

I know what "prolific" means.

I'm amazed at how many people are looking for him. I don't get a vast amount of traffic on this blog (why should I, it's not funny or very interesting*) but since this post has been up less than 12 hours I have had 3 hits from people searching for Mr K.

So he was a playwright as well? At least mine get put on.



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